ISLAMABAD–Alireza Hagighiain, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in Islamabad called on Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Defense Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain, here in his office in Islamabad on Thursday. The Federal Secretary, Kamran Ali Qureshi was also present in the meeting.
The Ambassador stated that the bilateral relations between the two countries have further improved with the visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Iran during 2013.
The Ambassador invited the Federal Minister at the Non Align Movements (NAM) members countries , Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology being held in Tehran from 23rd to 24th February, 2015 and said that the scientific & technological cooperation between the two brotherly countries will be further strengthened by the Minister’s visit to Tehran.
The Minister thanked the Ambassador for the invite and further mentioned that the two countries should immediately renew and revive the Programme of Cooperation that was signed for the period of 2007-2009 between the two countries so that the areas of cooperation defined in the Programme could be pursued and effectively implemented.
The Federal Secretary, while appreciative of the Iranian advancement in the field of Technology Parks proposed that Iran might send a delegation of experts to Pakistan who can mentor and guide the Pakistani officials for the proficient establishment of Technology Parks. He further mentioned that Pakistan would like to benefit from the expertise of Iranian scientists in the field of Nanotechnology. The Ambassador agreed with the proposals and ensured that Iran will expedite the follow-up of the Programme of Cooperation for enhancing collaboration in the desired areas.
In the end, the Federal Minister for Science and Technology thanked the Ambassador for his visit and extended his warm wishes for the people and Government of Iran.
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