President ECOSF called upon the Pakistan Ambassador in Seoul during the 1st Asian innovation Forum
While in Seoul Korea for the 1st Asian Innovation Forum, President ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro had meeting on 27 August 2015, with the Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan in his office. President ECOSF apprised the Ambassador about 1st Asian Innovation Forum (AIF) and launch of Asian STI Think Tanks Network (ASTN) and possibilities of cooperation between Republic of Korea and ECO member countries including Pakistan in the fields of science, technology and innovation. The Forum with the theme; "Towards Better Asia: Seeking New Possibilities of Innovation" was organized by Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) in partnership with National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) Japan and the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) on 25-26 August 2015 at Seoul, Republic of Korea. President ECOSF also described that the Forum can possibly expand cooperation between Korea and Pakistan & other ECO member countries in the S&T Sector.
Prof. Soomro also gave a brief introduction of ECOSF to the Pakistan Ambassador and shared with him the major aim of the Foundation i.e., to promote as well as fund scientific and technological research and innovation collaboration and other relevant activities among the member states and international cooperation for socioeconomic development in the ECO region.
The Ambassador appreciated the activities of ECOSF and efforts of Dr. Soomro. He also shared with President ECOSF that Korean Government has agreed to support Pakistan through a programme worth US$500 million and that the Embassy is looking for suitable projects through the Economic Affairs Division (EAD) of the Government of Pakistan. Dr. Soomro assured Ambassador Khan for sharing the information with relevant S&T institutions in Pakistan. Later on, the Ambassador hosted a luncheon for Prof. Soomro.