COMSATS held a technical meeting with the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), Kazakhstan, on 16th August 2022, with a view to explore prospects of cooperation in areas of mutual interest and regional and global significance, including food security, agriculture, and S&T.
Dr. Ismail Abdelhamid, Director of Programmes and Projects Office; Mr. Abdula Manafi Mutualo, Senior Liaison Officer; and Ms. Raushan Kumekbayeva, Manager Coordinator, participated from IOFS’ side, whereas, COMSATS was represented by Dr. Mehwish Durrani, Additional Director (Programmes); Dr. Huma Balouch, Deputy Director (Programmes); and Mr. Saifullah Khan Dilazak, Programme Officer.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged their organizations’ introductions with details about core areas of work, and ongoing programmes and activities. In order to meet the national needs and address global concerns relating sustainable and inclusive growth, it was proposed that joint projects in food security and climate change may be launched. For the realization of the same, it was agreed that a Memorandum of Understanding would be inked in the near future and an Action Plan would be formulated to help achieve common objectives.