COMSTECH-Nigeria Science and Technology Cooperation Program Launched By OIC in Pakistan

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), one of four standing committees, has inaugurated the COMSTECH-Nigeria Science and Technology Cooperation Program (STCP) in Pakistan.

The COMSTECH-Nigeria STCP will kick off a number of activities in the nation. Creating connections between educational institutions of the two nations, offering research fellowships to women researchers, taking capacity-building steps for academics and students, publishing research publications, and organizing student exchange programs are a few of these.

COMSTECH Coordinator General Prof. Dr. Iqbal Chaudhry, Nigerian High Commissioner Mohammed Bello Abioye, diplomats from OIC members, representatives from the Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology Ministries, academicians, and students were present for the program’s recent press conference, according to details.

The OIC continues to support member nations in the fields of science and technology, according to the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, who spoke at the event. He also expressed his appreciation for the Nigerian government’s acceptance of the program’s debut.

The Nigerian High Commissioner praised OIC and pledged to assist COMSTECH-Nigeria STCP wholeheartedly. Nigeria will keep assisting OIC members in the fields of science and technology, he noted.

Askar Mussinov, assistant secretary general and OIC for science and technology joined the press briefing via video link. He stated that COMSTECH is in charge of numerous scientific and technology initiatives in OIC member nations and pledged to give COMSTECH-Nigeria STCP his full support.

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