COMSATS extends membership offer to Bosnia


ISLAMABAD, NOV 8 (DNA) – Executive Director of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, met the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, during his recent state visit to Pakistan and extended the offer of COMSATS’ membership to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The brief meeting was held during a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Sakib Foric, in honor of Honorable Chairman of the Presidency.  On the occasion, Dr. Zaidi apprised the Honorable Sefik Dzaferovic of COMSATS and presented him with COMSATS’ membership documents.

The Honorable Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia & Herzegovina was briefed that the President of Ghana, Honorable Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is the incumbent Chairperson of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), which at present has 27 countries from across the globe as Member States.

It was also highlighted that COMSATS has three statutory bodies; the Consultative Committee (comprising the national focal points in Member States); the Coordinating Council (comprising the heads of Network of International S&T Centers of Excellence; and the Technical Advisory Committee (comprising senior scientists and technologists from the North and the South. It was also noted that COMSATS Network of S&T Centers at present has 24 scientific and academic institutions as members.

The dinner was also attended by various dignitaries, including the President of Azad Jammu Kashmir, H.E. Mr. Masood Khan; Federal Minister for Interior, H.E. Mr. Ijaz Ahmad Shah; State Minister for Climate Change, Ms. Zartaj Gul; Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Sohail Mahmood; and Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Jordan, Turkey and Palestine.=DNA