Islamabad, July 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, H .E. Mustapha Saladine, called on Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, Eng Mohammad Bligh-Ur-Rehman. The Ambassador said that Morocco enjoys excellent relations with Pakistan and there are many common fields where both the countries can enhance the cooperation especially there is greater space for cooperation in the field of education.
He also said that in 2008 an MOU was signed between the two countries to have close cooperation and also to find the ways how both the countries can improve cooperation. He further pointed out that Pakistan and Morocco have many fields of experience sharing especially student exchange program, scholar exchange program and teacher exchange program. He also pointed out that there is language barrier but that should not be a stumbling block.
The Minister expressed his good sentiments about the brotherly country and hoped to find ways and means for greater cooperation in the exchange programs of students, teachers and the faculty. He further said that he believed in experience sharing because it broadens the vision and enhance the capacity and gives us an opportunity to understand each other.
Minister expressed his resolve to work out the ways to work together. He also described that most of the MOU,s are just pieces of the paper. He also asked the secretary, Mr. Ahsan Raja to make all the agreements concrete as there is likelihood that a delegation of Morocco students could be visiting Pakistan.
The secretary shared his experience of his recent visit to Morocco and appreciated the people, climate and expressed the hope to have further close relations in the future. Minister said that we are facing many challenges in improving the education sector in Pakistan. There is quality issue, many children do not have access to education but we are committed and doing all efforts to improve the situation.
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