ISLAMABAD: (APP) The second meeting of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Commission on Science and Technology (JCST) concluded on Friday with proposals to increase bilateral cooperation.
The Statute for the establishment of Belarus-Pakistan Joint Centre for Science and Technology Cooperation was also firmed up, a press release said.
Under the scope of this statute, two Centers for Belarus- Pakistan Science and Technology cooperation are being established in both the countries.
The Belarusian branch will be operated through its state institution namely "Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support in Science and Technology (BellSA), whereas, the Pakistani branch will be operated through Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR).
The goals and scope of activities of the Centre are to assist the education institutions, research organizations, innovative and innovative-industrial enterprises of both the countries in expanding their business and academic relations in the field of scientific and technological research.
This will help the citizens of both the countries to excel in fields of science, technology and innovation on one hand while on the other hand, both the countries will be able to progress on scientific basis and compete with the developed countries in this domain specifically.
This Joint Commission and its latest proceedings is one of the many examples where the resolve of Government, to uplift science and technology sector in Pakistan, is depicted.
Besides members of the delegation from both countries, Secretary of the Ministry Fazal Abbas Maken and Ambassador of Belarus, Andrey Ermalovich also witnessed the signing ceremony.
In the meeting, decisions of the second session of JCST were concluded, whereas, next year executive Program of Cooperation (PoC) between both the countries was also finalized.
At the end, both the entities ensured their full support and cooperation for the promotion of Science and Technology between the two countries.