Chinese Academy of Sciences invites PAS to Co-organize Summit Forum on “The Belt and the Road Initiative”
A 6-member delegation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) visited the PAS Headquarters in Islamabad on 31st May, 2016 to invite PAS for co-organizing the CAS spearheaded “National Science and Research Organizations Summit Forum on the Belt and the Road Initiative” in on 7-8 November, 2016 in Beijing, China. Director-General of the Bureau of International Cooperation of CAS, Mr. Jinghua CAO, led the delegation.
Acting President of PAS, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan, welcomed the CAS delegation. The meeting was participated by PAS Fellows, Prof. Dr. M.D. Shami (Treasurer PAS), Dr. M. Iqbal (Associate Secretary General PAS), Prof. Dr. N.M. Butt, Prof. Dr. Anwar H. Gilani, Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf, Prof. Dr. Kauser A. Malik and Dr. Abdul Rashid. In addition to briefing about objectives of the Summit, the CAS delegation apprised that this Forum is being co-organized by Russian Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Kazakhstan, National Academy of Sciences of Poland, University of Ruhuna, and ICIMOD.
The Summit will address issues such as joint science-based consultation, young scientists’ cultivation, biodiversity, sustainable development, disasters, diseases, public health and green technology. The CAS delegation solicited PAS cooperation and invited PAS to nominate speakers, chairs and/or co-chairs for various sessions of the Forum. The PAS consented to contribute in the Summit in accordance with the MoU of Science Academies of both the countries.