The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Pakistan Academy of Sciences and COMSTECH organized a seminar on Science Diplomacy in Islamabad today.
The event was also supported by Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in South and Technology Times.
The seminar focused on the role of science in diplomacy noting that science, technology and innovation have also been recognized as the key drivers for the achievement of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr. Tariq Banuri emphasized the need for building constructive international partnerships in science and technology and to deal effectively with trans-boundary challenges pertaining to climate change, energy, water, poverty reduction, health and education.
The seminar was attended by the members of the Diplomatic Corps, the think tank community, public and private sector civil society organizations, members of academia and students from various universities in Islamabad.