Science Cooperation MoU signed between Latvia and Pakistan
A delegation from Latvian Academy of Sciences is currently on a visit to Pakistan Academy of Sciences to formalize arrangements for mutual cooperation and collaboration and for building broad based, substantive and long-term relationship with Pakistan Academy of Sciences in a wide array of Scientific and technological disciplines. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation between Science Academies of the two countries was signed on March 22, 2016 by the President, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Ojar SPARITIS and the President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Dr. Anwar Nasim.
Dr. Ojar SPARITIS, President, Latvian Academy of Sciences apprised the audience that by working on fundamental and applied sciences with innovative S&T we can stay competitive in the world. He offered collaboration in all areas of S&T by way of joint projects, reciprocal visits of scientists, and joint conferences.
Dr. Anwar Nasim, President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, welcomed the offer of support and collaboration between scientists and scientific institutions of the two countries and assured the visiting dignitaries from Latvia of all out support and cooperation from the Pakistani side in this endeavor of national significance. He shared his eagerness for a productive and mutually beneficial collaboration for a win-win situation for both the countries. These briefings were followed by questions and answers and useful discussions.
Secretary General of PAS, Prof. Zabta K. Shinwari, briefed the audience about the background and objectives of the Academy. He said that the Academy has a catalytic role in economic development of the country by way of promoting S&T by forging and facilitating working relations between Pakistani and foreign scientific institutions.
Discussing and elaborating on the possible areas of mutual cooperation, the Chiefs of both the Academies expressed keen interest and enthusiasm for mutual cooperation in a wide range of S&T areas. The modus operandi of collaboration includes joint projects and reciprocal visits of scientists of the two countries and research of young scientists, and joint Seminars, Symposia, and Conferences.
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by senior scientists, young faculty members and postgraduate students at PAS Headquarters in Islamabad.