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Ambassador participation at the International Conference titled “ China-Pakistan Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
An International conference titled “China-Pakistan Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation- Shared Journey to a Digital Era” was held on the side lines of 2023 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) at China National Convention Center in Beijing. The event was organized by the Embassy in collaboration with the Zhongguancun the Belt and Road Industrial Promotion Association (ZBRA) and China-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Center (CPSTC). Ambassador Moin ul Haque, Ms. Zhang Xiaodong, Director General, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Major General Farrukh Shahzad Rao, Director General National Logistic Corporation (NLC), senior officials from Embassy, ZBRA, CPSTC and representatives from Chinese companies and media attended the event.
Mr. Zhang Xiaodong in his remarks said that this International Conference aim to promote scientific and technological exchanges between China and Pakistan and encourage knowledge exchange and facilitate technology transfer to enable development of Special Technology Zones across Pakistan. He said we should also collaborate in joint research projects, technological exchanges, innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation as this will help in creating an enabling environment where innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs from both countries can work together and reap maximum dividends.
Ambassador Moin during his speech underscored the importance of science and technology and said that Pakistan is committed to its "Digital Pakistan" vision, tapping into its young and enterprising population and have established the Special Technology Zone Authority to attract tech companies to set up R&D centers and manufacturing units in Pakistan. He added that under the CPEC framework, we have launched China-Pakistan Digital, Green, and Health Corridors to harness the potential of our two countries in these fields. We are establishing linkages between our academic institutions, research organizations and IT companies for practical implementation of our vision and for going forward on a shared journey of digital era.
In his concluding remarks he emphasized that by harnessing the power of science, technology, and innovation, we can not only address current challenges but also pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future for our nations and the world at large.
5th September 2023