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17.01.2022 14:42
Memorandum of Understanding signed between ANAS and Government College University of Pakistan, Lahore

On January 17, a ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding took place  between  the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and Government College University of Pakistan,Lahore.

The ceremony was attended by the President of ANAS Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, acting First Vice-President of ANAS Academician Arif Gashimov, Vice-President of ANAS Academician Irada Huseynova, Head of the   PresidentSecretariat of ANAS, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Sciences Associate Professor Eldar Amirov, Head of Scientific and Organizational Department of the Office of the Presidium of ANAS Ph.D in Physics, Associate Professor Rustam Rustamov, Head of the Division of International Scientific Cooperation of the Presidium of ANAS Ph.D in Biology, Associate Professor Esmira Alirzayeva and Vice-Chancellor of Lahore Government College University Professor Asker Zaidi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Bilal Hayee, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Khazar Farhadov and other guests.

Firstly, the President of ANAS Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev greeted the participants of the event and valued this day as a significant event in the scientific community of our country. The academician noted that this document will create a solid foundation between two fraternal countries. Noting that the cooperation is based on historical roots between the two countries, President of ANAS academician Ramiz Mehdiyev noted that Pakistan, along with Turkey is one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Azerbaijan and has not yet established any diplomatic relations with Armenia. The head of ANAS brought to the attention that Pakistan was close to Azerbaijan during the 44-day Patriotic War, once again clearly demonstrated that it is a fraternal country and Azerbaijan will never forget this. According to academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, over the past period, relations have been established between the relevant structures of both countries in the field of scientific cooperation, joint projects have been prepared in the field of biological and medical sciences, humanitarian and social sciences: “We believe that the Memorandum signed today will open the way to new scientific achievements."

Then the Vice-Chancellor of the Lahore Government College University Professor Asker Zaidi made a speech , who expressed the honor of cooperation with ANAS. He noted that his country has shown constant support in bringing to the world the truthful voice of Azerbaijan in the 44-day Patriotic War. He also noted that Azerbaijani students continue their studies in Pakistan, and two employees of the Institute of Botany of ANAS are studying at the Lahore Government College. Taking  speech at the meeting, Vice-President of ANAS, academician Irada Huseynova highly appreciated the prepared Memorandum of Understanding and then informed the participants about the scientific relations between the two countries. He noted that at once research and scientific ties in the field of molecular biology were established between the two countries.

According to the words of academician, an employee of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology gained chance  of the doctoral program of the Islamic Development Bank and is now on the verge of choosing a country for continuing education.

In addition, other guests who spoke noted that there was high support for ties between the scientific structures of the two countries, as well as the interest of Azerbaijani and Pakistani scientists in conducting joint research. It was noted that the Center of Pakistani Literature, which opened at the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of ANAS, belongs to the same plead. At the same time, it was noted that the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan will be celebrated in the coming months.

It was noted that the Center of Pakistani Literature, which opened at the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of ANAS belongs to the same plead. At the same time, it was noted that the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan will be celebrated in the coming months.

Then a memorandum of understanding was signed between the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and the Lahore Government College University of Pakistan.

In conclusion, the President of ANAS, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev expressed hope for conducting extensive scientific work within the framework of the memorandum and wished everyone success in this matter.

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