Consortium of Pakistan China Research Centres proposed

By Muhammad Asif Noor | Gwadar Pro Aug 4, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 4 (Gwadar Pro)- A consortium of Pakistan-China Research Centres has been proposed to build strong collaboration in the academic sector to promote China-Pakistan Education and Knowledge Corridor.

This was proposed during the webinar on "71 Years of China-Pakistan Research and Development Cooperation: Way Forward" hosted by the Centre for BRI and China Studies, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) & Pakistan Research Center, Inner Mongolia Honder College of Arts and Sciences, China.  

The consortium aims to build collaboration in research projects that can help the two countries move ahead in addressing the regional and international challenges.

It is proposed that consortium members from China and Pakistan can prepare a road map for future research and knowledge collaboration.

Farhat Asif, President IPDS, highlighted the importance of the research and education collaboration between China and Pakistan and the purpose of the webinar which is organised to review the research and development progress and build a way forward.

Prof. Tang Jun, Director of Pakistan Research Center, Inner Mongolia Honder College of Arts and Sciences, said that various joint research programs between China and Pakistan have been promoting collaboration on issues of mutual interests and opportunities are increasing for both sides to share research and intellect in various fields.

Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Moin Ul Haque, in his video message said that Pakistan and China's friendship is defined by resilience, trust, and active partnership. The Ambassador highlighted the role of research centers and think tanks in exploring the complex matrix of politics, economies, and socio-cultural areas of cooperation between Pakistan and China.

Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President, ECO Science Foundation, Vice President, Belt and Road International Science Education Consortium (BRISEC) said that Pakistan and China may learn from each other’s experience and there are various avenues that can be explored to exchange knowledge and technology between the two countries.

Attendees also include professors ans scholars from the University of Peshawar, COMSATS University, University of Azad Jammu, Fudan University, Sichuan University, Kashi University, and Hebei University.  

A large number of students and faculty members from both China and Pakistan participated in the webinar.

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