Pakistan, Bulgaria can cooperate in education sector: Dr. Atta

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24: Pakistan and Bulgaria can collaborate in Joint Research Programme where scientists and researchers from both countries can work together in the field of medicine, applied sciences and agriculture.

This was stated by Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman, while talking to Ambassador of Bulgaria Desmond, who met him here on Tuesday.

The Ambassador of Bulgaria hoped that cordial relationships which are developing among both countries can be extended in higher education sector.

He said that the Bulgaria has good medical and agricultural universities, which will welcome Pakistani students and researchers.

Dr. Atta reciprocated by inviting Bulgaria to have a linkage programme between Pakistan Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which will be beneficial to scientists and researchers of the two countries.

He also informed the Ambassador about the Foreign Faculty Hiring Programme. Under this programme in the last two years 450 foreign faculty members are working in the Pakistani universities.

He said that universities from developed countries like Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Austria and China are setting up their universities in different cities of Pakistan.

The HEC Chairman said Pakistan and Bulgaria can develop cooperation in the field of medical sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, bio-technology, material sciences, neuro sciences and other fields. APP

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