MFA Azerbaijan Assures Cooperation to ECOSF

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During visit to Baku-Azerbaijan, President ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, accompanied by Mr. Bunyamin from Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), held a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Republic of Azerbaijan on 17 September 2015. On behalf of MFA, H.E. Mr. Marat Kangarlinski, Head of the Dept. of Humanitarian and Social Issues, was assigned to meet Dr. Soomro.

President ECOSF with Mr. Kangaralinki of MFA Azerbaijan (on his right) and Mr. Bunyamin of ANAS

Mr. Kangarlinski welcomed Dr. Soomro to Azerbaijan on behalf of MFA, Government of Azerbaijan. Dr. Soomro after thanking the hosts for the welcome and time for the meeting, introduced the ECOSF, its background and aims & objectives. He also shared with Mr. Kangarlinski the discussions he had with ANAS Presidium and its research institutions, the Institute of Scientific Research and Economics Reforms (ISRER) of Azerbaijan Government.

President ECOSF then emphasised on the need for ratification of ECOSF Charter and its Additional Protocol by the Republic of Azerbaijan, as an active member state of ECO. He also highlighted the importance of S&T Fund of the Foundation and requested Azerbaijan Government to generously contribute to the Fund for initiating collaborative research projects among the member states. Dr. Soomro further mentioned about holding a Capacity Building workshop in Baku on inquiry based science education (IBSE) in collaboration with Azeri Institutions such as ANAS, Ministry of Education, Scientific Innovation Centre of ANAS and international IBSE partners/collaborators of ECOSF.

H.E. Mr. Marat Kangarlinski took note of all the required actions to be taken by Azerbaijan and proposals made by the President ECOSF Professor Soomro, and assured that they will be pursued with the higher authorities in MFA as per their procedures. He appreciated the efforts of ECOSF and thanked Prof. Soomro for visiting the MFA. The meeting then ended with a mutual vote of thanks on both sides.

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