By: Our Staff Writer
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia Today): May 15, 2023: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in the fields of science and technology by strengthening institutional linkages between the two countries.
Ethiopia’s State Minister of Innovation and Technology, Foziya Amin, and Zainul Abedin, Scientific Advisor of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan, signed the agreement in the presence of the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Ambassador Mesganu Arega, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Pakistan, Jemal Beker Abdula, and other senior officials from both countries.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be instrumental in creating an eco-system that will eventually increase the productivity of both countries through transfer of knowledge in different fields of science, technology, health, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and others.
During the signing ceremony, Foziya Amin noted that the MoU laid the foundation for cooperation among science and technology departments and research institutions of the two countries.
The state minister said the two ministries were responsible for preparing a joint implementation plan for the agreement within a short period of time.
Zainul Abedin, Scientific Advisor of the Ministry of Science and Technology, described the agreement as a new field of partnership between the two countries.
He also reaffirmed his government’s commitment to implement the signed document and its readiness to support Ethiopia in technology transfer and knowledge sharing, such as in the pharmaceutical, textile, and chemical industries.
Credit: The Nation