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Arid varsity organises training for Maldives delegation

By Our Correspondent
March 24, 2023

Rawalpindi: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Maldives National University have decided to collaborate in various fields.

This collaboration was decided in 2022 when a delegation from the University of Maldives visited the Arid Varsity and expressed interest in agriculture degree programme, Curriculum Preparation & teacher training. In this regard, a team was formed under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Azam Khan, Chairman Department of Horticulture who visited Maldives in the first phase.

Keeping in view their needs, short courses in agriculture were developed, in which admission to be held in the coming academic year. Four faculty members of Maldives National University visited Pakistan from March 5 to 16, 2023 for capacity building training. Training and practical sessions in agriculture among other courses were arranged for them along with practical sessions including field visits to University Research Farm Koont, ZTBL, NARC, and Fisheries Department Rawalpindi. Certificates and shields were given to the delegation at the closing ceremony. High Commissioner of Maldives in Pakistan Farzana Zahir and High Commissioner of Pakistan in Maldives Muhammad Fayy­az Gilani were also present on this occasion.

While addressing the concluding ceremony, PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman congratulated the delegation for the successful training and said that this cooperation will continue in future as well. He said that the high commissioners of both the countries are present on this occasion to promote bilateral relations between Pakistan and Maldives. Prof. Dr. Azam Khan, in his concluding remarks, thanked the High Commissioners of both countries and the management, dean and directors of the university for providing excellent training to the delegation of Maldives National University.