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COMSATS University and IIU ink MoU

Islamabad

May 15, 2019

Islamabad : Rector of the COMSATS University Islamabad Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar and President of the International Islamic University Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh inked an agreement to establish the first Saudi-Pak Study Centre at COMSATS University Islamabad.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed earlier today at a ceremony arranged at a local hotel.

The COMSATS University Islamabad and International Islamic University (IIU) aim to establish a joint scientific study centre and, also establish a Scientific International Chair that will serve the purpose of achieving security, peace, stability, tranquility and sustainable development in both brotherly countries of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Being the first of its kind in Pakistan, the chair will aim to strengthen joint scientific and international cooperation between the brotherly countries.

The MoU encompasses various facets of academic, research and scientific cooperation and is geared towards building a joint think tank to advise both governments on policy issues arising in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Saudi Arabia has aligned itself as a strategic partner of both China and Pakistan for expanding the Belt and Road Initiatives. Senior academics, Deans and Management officials from both institutions witnessed the ceremony.

The IIU president indicated that the cooperation agreement would be celebrated after the Holy Month of Ramadan in a ceremony in which appropriate high-ranking government official from both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan shall be in attendance.

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