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Pak-China Natural History Museums Sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the areas of natural history

Islamabad, July 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology and Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the areas of natural history.

The MoU was signed in Beijing during PMNH Director General Dr. Syed Azhar Hasan and Senior Operational Manager Muhammad Akhtar Javed’s recent visit to Beijing Museum of Natural History.

These officers visited BMNH from July 1-7, 2012 under Pakistan-China 17th Science and Technology Protocol to find out the areas of cooperation between the two Museums. PMNH Director General Dr. Syed Azhar Hasan and BMNH Director Prof. Meng Qinjin signed the MoU on behalf of their respective Museums. Mr. Zameer Ahmad Awan, Counsellor (Technical Affairs), Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing, China was also present on the occasion.

The areas of cooperation covered under the MoU will include joint scientific research activities, exchange of researchers, students, scientific publications and collection of specimens, reciprocal information and cooperation in exhibition.

This interaction between the two museums will greatly help in up-gradation of research and public education standard. The delegation also visited several other museums in Beijing.

Dr. Hasan said under the MoU PMNH will arrange an exhibition of Pakistan’s endemic species in China this year and later on Beijing Museum will arrange a similar exhibition in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: + 92 51 9202469-70
Fax: + 92 51 9202468

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