Pakistan, China to enhance cultural exchanges

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 07 (DNA) — A Sino-Pak Round-Table Exchange Meeting under Belt and Road Cooperation in Education, Science-Technology sector was held here.

The meeting was attended by the delegations of University of Sargodha and Chinese institutions & enterprises, representing China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation (CAISTC), Beijing International Economic Research Center (BIERC) snd Zhongguancun Talent Association (ZTA), Glodon Company Limited, China Economic Net (CEN) reported on Saturday.

During the meeting, Prof. Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Vice Chancellor, University of Sargodha made an introduction of his university to the participants and expressed the willingness to have deeper cooperation in education, science, etc. with the Chinese side. 

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Yasin, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Sargodha, pointed areas of mutual interest and collaboration between China and Pakistan under the Belt and Road Initiative i.e. cultural exchange and social integration, sustainable development and social policy, migration and mobility, and education and workforce development. 

He proposed to enhance bilateral science and technology cooperation mainly in renewable energy, healthcare, environmental protection, and IT by establishing joint research centers, exchanging student and faculty, developing curricula.  

According to Prof. Dr. Aamir Ali Chaudhry, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Sargodha, higher education institutions in Pakistan and China can take the lead in fostering collaborative research and joint exchange programs in areas like agriculture biotechnology, food and industrial biotechnology, bioinformatics, renewable energy, nano-materials, informatics, infrastructure development and environmental sustainability. 

 “In recent years, BRI taken by China is a step to bring whole world under one umbrella and to provide equal opportunities for people of all countries to get benefits for their growth and development,” he said.

At the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University of Sargodha and SupperAccuracy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.  Based on the MoU, KylinRay advanced Technology will be introduced to Pakistan, a Cancer Research Center is being planned, and medical education activities will be held. 

It’s learned that more cooperative opportunities in construction science and technology, talent training, etc. among the participants are being discussed after the meeting. — DNA