The Executive Director of COMSATS, Ambassador Dr. M. Nafees Zakaria, recently met with the Chinese Vice Minister for Science and Technology, H.E. Zhang Guangjun.
Their meeting’s main goal was to talk about areas of shared interest and look at ways that COMSATS and MOST-China, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, could expand their collaborative efforts.
The MOST, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and other governmental and provincial ministries convened the first Belt and Road Conference on Science and Technology Exchange (BRST), which coincided with the organization of the meeting.
China, one of the original members of the COMSATS network, has been a major collaborator.
The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South, or COMSATS, has put a lot of effort into encouraging member nations to collaborate in order to address common issues and advance scientific and technical advancement.
Two Chinese Centers of Excellence (CoE), the International Centre for Climate & Environmental Sciences (ICCES) and the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), are associated with COMSATS as part of this relationship.
Vice Minister Zhang Guangjun acknowledged COMSATS’s efforts to advance South-South Cooperation and expressed gratitude for the organization’s participation in the BRST event during the meeting.
In order to address shared development issues, countries in the Global South collaborate and exchange resources, information, and technology—a practice known as “South-South Cooperation.”
Ambassador Dr. M. Nafees Zakaria congratulated the organizers of the BRST conference on a job well done, noting the high level of international involvement.
Additionally, he conveyed his appreciation for MOST’s gracious hospitality toward his delegation.
International cooperation, the exchange of best practices, and the global advancement of scientific and technical development all depend on these kinds of exchanges and collaborations.
In order to address global issues and advance sustainable development, it is critical to fortify scientific and technological ties and collaborations.
This is demonstrated by the meeting between the Chinese Vice Minister and the Executive Director of COMSATS.
It serves as an illustration of how groups such as COMSATS are striving to improve global collaboration and advance the common good by exchanging information and skills.