Sahiwal, May 13, 2019
Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar Rector CUI and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh, President,
International Islamic University Islamabad, inked an agreement to establish the
first Saudi-Pak Study Centre at COMSATS University Islamabad. The Memorandum of
Understanding was signed earlier today at a ceremony arranged at a local hotel.
The COMSATS University Islamabad and International Islamic University Islamabad
aim to establish a joint scientific study centre and, also establish a Scientific
International Chair that will serve the purpose of achieving security, peace, stability,
tranquility and sustainable development in both brotherly countries of Pakistan
and Saudi Arabia.
Being the first of its kind in Pakistan, the chair will aim to strengthen joint
scientific and international cooperation between the brotherly countries. The MoU
encompasses various facets of academic, research and scientific cooperation and
is geared towards building a joint think tank to advise both governments on policy
issues arising in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Saudi Arabia has aligned
itself as a strategic partner of both China and Pakistan for expanding the Belt
and Road Initiatives.
Senior academics, Deans and Management officials from both institutions witnessed
the ceremony. The President IIUI indicated that the cooperation agreement will be
celebrated after the Holy Month of Ramadan in a ceremony in which appropriate high-ranking
government official from both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan shall be in attendance.
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