President ECOSF participated in the 12th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Compounds held on September 7, 2017 in Tashkent Uzbekistan
On 7th September, Professor Soomro visited the Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances and participated in the 12th International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Compounds. The Symposium was opened by the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov. The symposium was a part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the Institute.
Professor Soomro gave a plenary talk in the symposium on; "ECOSF- A Catalyst for Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation based Economic Development in ECO Region". Prof. Soomro talked about the historical background of ECOSF establishment, and its ongoing programmes, activities and plans for future. He shared with hosts, the international linkages developed by ECOSF emphasized on the need for a stronger "Cooperation and Collaboration" in S&T research institutions among the 10 ECO member countries including the Republic of Uzbekistan. Dr. Soomro further said that ECOSF plays the role of a catalyst and provides a platform to develop linkages to promote Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) among the S&T institutions and organizations of ECO countries as well as with the international organizations partnering with ECOSF.