Pakistan, US call for enhancing cooperation in field of education.


WASHINGTON -- Pakistan and United States have underscored need for enhancing cooperation in field of education.

The Embassy of Pakistan held a webinar on Pakistan-U.S. Educational Cooperation. The webinar comprised of eminent speakers including senior officials from the U.S. and Pakistan side as well as representatives of the academia.

Pakistan's Ambassador for United States Dr. Asad Majeed Khan welcomed the participants and highlighted that education was the brightest spot and the glorious chapter in the history of Pakistan-U.S. bilateral relations. He shared that the number of Pakistani students in the U.S., which had reduced significantly over the past few years, had now resurged to over 8000. He emphasized the need for continued cooperation in the educational domain and thanked the U.S. government for its valuable partnership over the years.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Cooperation Ms. Marie Royce said that Pakistani students were welcome in the U.S. and she encouraged them to consider the U.S. as their number one destination for higher education. She reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing educational cooperation and said both sides need to continue to work together to achieve greater successes.

Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission was also a featured speaker at the webinar. He stressed on the significant role that U.S. universities and institutions have played in helping Pakistan to strengthen its higher education domain. He called for enhanced collaboration between Pakistan and the United States...

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