Pakistan keen to project its soft image through science diplomacy: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid Wednesday said that the soft image of the country would be projected at global level through promoting science diplomacy.

Talking to executive director of Italian based ‘the World Academy of Science’ Professor Romain Murenzi, the minister apprised that Pakistan was keen to promote research in the field of science and technology. Pakistan has always played an active role in the international forums for the promotion of research in various areas of science and technology.

“We were working for Science Diplomacy under the South Cooperation, students of member countries of Commission on science and Technology for the sustainable development in Sindh (COMSATS) are studying in leading universities of Pakistan.”

Both discussed matters of mutual interest especially in the field of science and technology.

The executive director appreciated the role being played by Pakistan in the area of science and technology, saying Science and technology was working as a tool for foreign policy in the world community.

Secretary Science and Technology Kamran Ali Qureshi, Executive Director COMSATS Dr IE Qureshi, were also present in the meeting.

Source: APP