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DHM of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Visits COMSATS Secretariat

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On 20th April 2022, Mr. Tamerlan Khalilov, Deputy Head of Mission of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, visited COMSATS Secretariat, along with Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram (Executive Director), and Mr. Faisal Sheikh (Member – Board of Experts) of Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) – a public policy institution based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The visiting delegates held a meeting with senior officials of COMSATS. They were given a briefing on COMSATS, its mission, functions and objectives as an intergovernmental organization working for international cooperation in S&T. It was informed that COMSATS is focused at S&T-led sustainable development and its statutory bodies provide the means to effectively sensitize all the stakeholders in the member states about the importance of science and technology. The Deputy Head of Mission was also apprised of various scholarship opportunities available at COMSATS’ Centres of Excellence, including COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan.

Further during the meeting, prospects of collaboration in academia were explored between the two sides with a view to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. CGSS extended support in facilitating joint projects to help promote cultural and academic cooperation between the two countries.