Pakistan, Uzbekistan to further strengthen ties thru academic cooperation

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ISLAMABAD – A meeting was held between Lieutenant Colonel Saadullah Tashmatov, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islamabad, Management of Center for Global & Strategic Studies, Islamabad and Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore, on Friday.

Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore, stated that Pakistan and Uzbekistan enjoy cultural and historical ties and we look forward to further strengthen our bilateral relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan through academic cooperation.

He further appreciated CGSS for its contribution in strengthening people to people contact in the Eurasian region and for providing opportunities to students of Pakistan specially students of Punjab University.

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Lieutenant Colonel Saadullah Tashmatov, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan stated that he is delighted to visit Punjab University, Lahore that is known as one of the best University in the world. He extended his appreciation to the management of Punjab University for their professionalism and discussed that institutions in Uzbekistan will definitely collaborate with various departments of Punjab University.

During the meeting it was also discussed that the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan will collaborate with the Fine Arts Department of Punjab University to promote cultural linkages between Pakistan and Uzbekistan, through this initiative students of Punjab University will get a chance of international exposure and acknowledgement of regional audience as well.

The establishment of Zaheer Ud Din Babar chair in Punjab University, Lahore was also brought under consideration, to create opportunities of academic cooperation between Punjab University and institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Various academic collaborations between Punjab University, Lahore and Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan including student and teacher exchange programs as well as joint research initiatives were also planned under the ambit of Regional Integration Center.

It was decided that Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad will facilitate Punjab University and institutions in Uzbekistan in promoting joint collaborations and projects.

Other diplomats from the Embassy of Republic Uzbekistan to Pakistan and Various Deans of Departments were also present during the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by:

  • Lt Col Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) , Executive Director, CGSS
  • Minahil Shawal Afridi, Research Executive, CGSS
  • Palwasha Nawaz, Project Executive, CGSS
  • Lt Col Saadullah Tashmatov, Charge de Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Jasur Saidahmedov, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Nazim, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Dilnoza, Representative of Women Association of Uzbekistan