The Delegation led by Science Diplomacy Division of MoFA Pakistan called upon the President ECOSF
The two member delegation led by Mr. Mohammad Kamran Akhtar, Director General of newly established Science Diplomacy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) along with Dr. Zafar Iqbal, DG Strategic Export Control Division of MoFA, Government of Pakistan called upon the President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro on January 3, 2019. President ECOSF welcomed the delegation and appreciated their efforts for setting up a Science Diplomacy division at MoFA for promotion of international scientific and technological collaboration. Prof. Soomro apprised them that ECOSF has been contributing to various initiatives to promote Science Diplomacy among ECO Member and other states. Prof. Soomro also shared various programmes and initiatives undertaken by ECOSF in collaboration with its international partners.
Mr. Mohammad Kamran Akhtar appreciated the contribution of ECOSF for promotion of science and technology in the region. He underlined important role of science in diplomacy and realizing its potential, MoFA has established a Science Diplomacy Division dedicated to promotion of science with its focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He further shared that in this context, MoFA is set to initiate a dialogue among relevant stakeholders of Science and Technology in Pakistan to seek their guidelines for effective implementation. Mr. Akhtar sought support of ECOSF to provide strategic inputs and he also invited the President ECOSF to participate in its first brainstorming meeting that is scheduled this month. Prof. Soomro assured the delegation the full cooperation and support of ECOSF to contribute to this initiative.