Russian President Putin will Visit Pakistan in October to Sign Mutual Agreement on Research and Technology
Pakistan will sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Russia and Turkey on development of science and technology in the country. The MoUs with both of these states will be signed till October of this year according to the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Changez Khan Jamali. A visit from the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is expected next month as well and he will sign a mutual agreement on research and technology development with Pakistan.
There will also be an energy conference to be held in the second week of October where Turkey will participate to share its ideas on growth in the energy sector. Science exhibitions will be held in November in Jaffarabad, Naseerabad and Peshawar. New policies regarding developing science and technology in Pakistan are being made and their benefits will be seen once they get implemented. The need of the time is to act quick as the world is moving fast ahead and Pakistan must keep up with the progressive pace.
Signing of MoUs is a good news for the scientific and research community, but beyond these documents there has to be real ground work done where actual technological exchange takes place. Turkey is an advance nation amongst the Muslim countries and Pakistan has always had great relations at all levels with the Turks. It is important that these relations are strengthened based on an exchange of scientific ideas and development and research projects are jointly ventured into.
Even though Pakistan has also been involved with the United States of America in political and military ties, but with Russia there has not been the same level of engagement. However, Pakistani and Russian scientists and researchers can be asked to build science and technology relations between these two states.