Islamabad: Argentine Ambassador, His Excellency Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia, called on Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, here at minister’s office, to discuss various agreements and proposals agreed upon during Federal Minister’s visit to Argentina from 16-18 May, 2011 to attend the 2nd meeting of the Pakistan-Argentina Joint Committee on Science and Technology (JCST) which was held under the framework of Pakistan Argentina Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (1983). During the visit an Executive Protocol on cooperation between the Ministries of Science and Technology of Pakistan and Argentina was also signed.
During the course of the meeting, Mr. Jamali highlighted the developments taking place in Pakistan in the sector of science and technology and areas where Pakistan was interested in joint ventures with Argentina. The two sides emphasized on the importance of areas of mutual interests for the benefit of the people of the two countries and on following the decisions already taken.
They also agreed to put deadlines on the specific projects and to organize joint workshops to ensure their timely implementation. The two sides also committed themselves to expedite the process of exchanging scientists, researchers, technical experts and to organize workshops/seminars as agreed upon in the 2nd meeting of JCST in Buenos Aires.
The two sides also agreed that it was important to have exchange of parliamentary delegations to enhance people to people contact in order to provide an impetus to the existing cordial relations and that there was a great potential for a mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of science and technology.
Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Irfan Nadeem was also present on the occasion.
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