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Executive Programme of co-operation between the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China and the National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan

A Programme of Cooperation in the field of Marine Sciences & Technology was signed between China’s Second Institute of Oceanography (SIO) administratively attached with State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China and the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Pakistan. In this regard, a high-level Chinese Scientists delegation of the SIO visited the NIO on 8th March, 2012. The delegation also visited the Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) and held a wrap-up meeting with Mr. Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar, the Secretary MoST here in Islamabad on 9th March, 2012. The Federal Secretary of Science & Technology, and the Deputy Ambassador of China to Pakistan Mr. Zhan Shilin, witnessed the signing ceremony of the agreement. Dr. A. R. Tabrez, the Director General of NIO and Dr. Zhang Haishang, the Director General of SIO signed the Programme of Cooperation.
Through this agreement, the two sides will be establishing close cooperation for addressing the issues related to socio-economic development of the coastal areas of Pakistan. NIO would explore the possibility of getting technological assistance in numbers of NIO’s projects from SIO.

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