Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

Executive Director COMSATS Meets the Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan

The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, called on the Malaysian High Commissioner, H. E. Mr. Dato’ Ahmad Anwar bin Adnan, in preparation of the former’s visit to Kuala Lumpur for attending the 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research to be organized by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Dr. Qureshi was accompanied by Director General (International Affairs) of COMSATS, Mr. Tajammul Hussain, during the meeting that was held on August 17, 2010.

Apart from matters related to the participation of Executive Director COMSATS in the Islamic Conference, the discussions with the High Commissioner were focused on four agenda-points: Malaysia’s membership to the Commission; a Memorandum of Understanding between COMSATS and Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), UKM, Malaysia; a meeting with the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Malaysia, Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili; and a visit to International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISTIC was established in May 2008, in close cooperation with UNESCO. The functional areas of ISTIC coincide with the core mission of COMSATS, i.e., sustainable development through application of science and technology, which lays firm ground for collaboration between the two organizations.

Dr. Qureshi’s visit to Kuala Lumpur is to begin during the third week of October. His visit is expected to establish strong working relations between COMSATS and Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.