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Pakistan, France sign MoU for promotion of science.

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan and Centre Sciences - CCSTI, France on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promotion of science in a ceremony at PSF. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali was the chief guest at the MoU signing ceremony, said a press release. French Ambassador Mr. Philippe Thiebaud and Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Mr. Ikhlaq Ahmad Tarar were also present on this occasion, who witnessed the agreement signing. PSF Chairman Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro and CCSTI-France Deputy Director Mr. Guy Antoine Dufourd signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Addressing on the occasion, Mr. Jamali said promotion of science and technology was need of the hour for socio-economic development of the country. He hoped that the MoU will help students and youth in arousing their interest in science and awareness on science and Technology. He also emphasized the need for focusing on education and science and technology for development of the country. French Ambassador Mr. Thiebaud addressing on the occasion highlighted Pak-France collaborative programmes. He said signing of this MoU was evidence of Pakistan and France strong bilateral relations which would be further strengthened in future. Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Ikhlaq Ahmed Tarar thanked the France Embassy for accepting the proposal of collaboration in the field of science and technology. Mr. Tarar said France had always been very trusted friend of Pakistan. He said the MoU would augur well in strengthening science base in the country. PSF Chairman Dr. Soomro highlighted PSF science promotional activities. He said PSF subsidiary departments Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre were playing a very important role in promotion of science in the country. This MoU will develop cooperation and collaboration for promotion and popularization of science through mutual collaborative activities, which can result in betterment of the economic condition of the masses. Under the MoU, PSF and CCSTI would work together for sharing of expertise with each other, Co-production and organization of travelling exhibitions, arranging trainings, workshops, conferences and various types of events for promotion and popularization of science, training for project implementation and development of tools, exchange of information, feedback and innovative projects and exchange and joint production of teaching materials like literature, videos, and other data for designing of common activities.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Dec 22, 2011
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