Pakistan invites Russia to set up high tech university

Pakistan invites Russia to set up high tech university

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has invited Russia to establish a high tech university in Pakistan as a joint venture.

In a meeting with Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov in Moscow, he invited Russian companies to contribute in biotechnology/herbal park, which will be established in district Jhelum.

Inviting Mikhail Kotyukov to visit Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan would establish a state-of-the-art Science and Technology Park in collaboration with Russia. Both the ministers discussed possible ways of cooperation in the field of science and technology.

Fawad Chaudhry said that a high-level commission would be established to explore avenues for practical cooperation between Pakistan and Russia. Mikhail Kotyukov assured every possible cooperation at the level of research institutions, especially in high tech cutting edge technology.

EARLIER VISIT: During his recent visit to China in October, Fawad Chaudhry exchanged views with Chinese officials to set up nano technology and Science and Technology Park in Pakistan. He said Pakistan has potential in solar and lithium battery manufacturing and there are great opportunities for exports to Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Afghanistan.

He had said that the government would provide all facilities including land, technical support and human resource besides the joint ventures opportunities to Chinese companies. He had said that the government was also keen to build agro mechanic complex to enhance agriculture products in the country. He asked Chinese companies to diversify manufacturing in Pakistan.

Talking to UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahimi Al-Zaabi in Islamabad, Fawad Chaudhry said that a state-of-the-art biotechnology park, in collaboration with UAE and Saudi Arabia, is being established in Pakistan. He emphasized the need to enhance partnership and cooperation between Islamabad and Abu Dhabi.

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