Islamabad: A meeting of graduates of Kazakhstani universities was held at the headquarters of COMSTECH (the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) chaired by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, COMSTECH Coordinator General.
The conference was attended by the representatives of the diplomatic corps, Pakistan Higher Education Commission, journalists, as well as expert circles.
During the event the participants discussed the prospects for the development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Pakistan in the field of education and science. A unanimous opinion was expressed about the existing potential for training Pakistani youth in Kazakhstani universities.
The graduates shared their warm memories, emphasizing the quality level of education, material and technical equipment of educational institutions. The hospitality and friendliness of Kazakhstan people, the commonality of cultures and traditions of both countries were also noted.
Besides, the guests of the event also raised problematic issues that require special attention from the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Pakistan.
The Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sayasat Nurbek made a special video greeting. The Minister proposed to organize the next meeting of graduates in Astana.
In his welcome speech, Prof. Dr. M.I. Choudhary expressed the interest in developing cooperation in the field of education, science and technology between the fraternal countries. He declared his team’s readiness to make a direct contribution to cooperation.
For his part, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kistafin emphasized the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of education. He noted that during the meetings of President K. Tokayev with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Sh. Sharif, the Head of State invited Pakistani youth to study at Kazakhstani universities.
As a result, a decision to form “Kazakhstan is my second homeland” Graduate Association and appoint Prof. Dr. M.I. Choudhary as a President was made.
The members of the Association agreed to hold the next event in February 2023, during which they are going to approve the action plan and determine the main activity directions.
The Embassy of Kazakhstan expresses its gratitude to Prof. Dr. M.I. Choudhary and his team, as well as Prof. Atia-tul-Wahab for organizing a high level event.