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Sri Lanaka, Iran ministers visit Pakistan Science Foundation

Islamabad: Sri Lankan and Iranian delegations paid a visit to Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) head offices separately here the other day.

The honorable delegates are in Pakistan to participate in the 2nd Commission Meeting of COMSATS.

The Sri Lankan delegation comprised Sri Lankan Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vifrana, Sri Lanka Science Foundation Chairperson Prof. Sirimali Fernando and Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Jayalath Weerakkody.

PSF Chairman and Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) Founder President-Designate Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro received the guests at PSF. PSF Member Science Dr. Khalil Ibupoto, Joint Scientific Advisor Mr. Amjad Hussain, Ministry of Science and Technology and PSF Chief Scientific Officer Ms. Farhat Rajpar were also present on this occasion. Dr. Soomro briefed the Sri Lankan delegates about PSF and ECOSF history, functions and programs to promote science and technology in the country and in the region.

The PSF Chairman and the Sri Lankan Minister discussed the areas of mutual collaboration in science and technology and signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between PSF and Sri Lankan Science Foundation in this regard.

The PSF Chairman presented the PSF Crest as a souvenir to the Sri Lankan delegates.

Later, the Iranian delegation comprising Iranian Deputy Minister for Science Research and Technology Dr. Ahmed Akbari, Director Shiraz Technology Park Dr. Syed Ahmed Fazalzadieh and Mr. Seyed Ali Salehpour, Counsellor Embassy of Iran also visited PSF offices.

The Iranian Minister and the PSF Chairman discussed areas of mutual cooperation and joint projects to promote scientific research activities under the newly established ECO Science Foundation.

The PSF Chairman also presented a souvenir to Iranian Minister.

PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor Soomro presents PSF Crest to Sri Lanka Science Foundation Chairperson Prof. Sirimali Fernando, while Sri Lankan Sr. Minister for Scientific Affairs and Sri Lankan High Commissioner are also present.

PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro presents a souvenir to Iranian Deputy Minister for Science Research and Technology Dr. Ahmed Akbari.

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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