ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Council of Islamic Chinese Relations of China (CICRC) have penned an MoU for establishing “IIUI New Silk Road School of Technology” at IIUI.
Chinese Council will provide full support for infrastructure, equipment and faculty members for the school, while Chinese faculty would impart technical training to the students of school to cater the needs of human resources for joint Pak-China projects under Pak-China Economic Corridor.
The MoU was signed here at Faisal Masjid campus of IIUI by the IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, and Dr. Ding Houfei, President, Council of Islamic Chinese Relations in presence of Vice President Academics (IIUI) Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan, Director General (IIUI) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja and Chinese delegates.
According MoU, both sides would jointly hold conference, seminars, lectures and exchange of faculty, students to share the experiences. Both sides agreed that a committee will be formed to ensure execution of the plans set to achieve the goals . It was agreed that exchange of research and cooperation in development of training strategies and programs would be extended by both sides.
Talking on the Mutual cooperation and importance of economic corridor, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that IIUI and Chinese organizations’ mutual cooperation in enhancing human resource can be proved as one of the pioneer steps for the success of the economic corridor.
He maintained that this opportunity can help in brining improvements in the education sector and it would also increase people to people contact between both countries.
Dr. Ding Houfei said on the occasion that different organizations of international repute in China are ready to give opportunity to Pakistani students where they can broaden their exposure and skills as well.
Meanwhile, An Iftar dinner was also hosted by Rector IIUI in honor of Council of Islamic Chinese Relations of China, on the sidelines of MoU.