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Rana Tanveer attends meeting of experts on Science and Technology from Iran and Pakistan

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Islamabad, January 17, 2018 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain is currently visiting Tehran on the special invitation of H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran. In retrospect, a high level joint meeting of experts on Science and Technology from Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan was held today at Tehran, Iran. Says a press release received here today from Tehran, Iran. Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain highlighted H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran that both Pakistan and Iran enjoy remarkable relations since beginning. Both sides have been pursuing Programmes of Cooperation with the exchange of proposals, information and expertise.

Both sides agreed to further enhance progress on joint working group on scientific and Technological Cooperation Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is much more at the advanced stages in establishing Science and Technology Parks for promoting Research and Development entrepreneurship and knowledge economy. He stated that linkages were established with the Inter-Islamic Network on science and Technology Parks (INSTP) based in Iran.

He desired his Government keen interest in exchanges of information via Science and Technology Parks in Iran, which is reflected in the upcoming 3-day International Workshop on Science and Technology Parks at Comsats Institute of Information and Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with INSTP, COMSTECH and IDB. Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain expressed that cooperation in Science and Technology with Islamic Republic of Iran has also been pursued at the multilateral forums such as COMSTECH, COMSATS, ECO-Science Foundation based in Islamabad besides other forums such as UN ESCAP-APCTT, NAM S and T Centre and D-8 Group of countries.

Both sides discussed the joint proposal pursued by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and appreciated the jointly funded projects being undertaken by the two sides. In this regards, the two sides also threw light upon various MoUs framed between Ministry of Science and Technology for Pakistan and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran. Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain thanked H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran for cooperation in the fields of Biotechnology, Renewable Energy Technologies, Oceanography, Material Sciences and Science and Technology Parks in recent years. The Federal Minister proposed that Pakistan-Iran Joint Technology Park to be set up in Pakistan with the assistance of Iran.

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