IIUI Rec­tor and US Minister Coun­selor talk ed­u­ca­tion coop

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: US Minister Coun­selor for Pub­lic Af­fairs Christo­pher Fitzger­ald called on Dr. Ma­soom Yas­in­zai, Rec­tor In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity Is­lam­abad (IIUI) at his of­fice, says a Press re­lease.

Is­sues per­tain­ing to mu­tual in­ter­est and ef­forts for pro­pel to peo­ple con­tact be­tween both coun­tries through Lin­coln's cor­ner were dis­cussed.

Es­tab­lished in 2006, Lin­coln's Cor­ner (LC) at IIUI is a part­ner­ship be­tween the In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity and the Amer­i­can Em­bassy. It is a re­source cen­ter and event space for pro­vid­ing a plat­form for open di­a­logue be­tween Pak­ista­nis and Amer­i­cans to pro­mote mu­tual un­der­stand­ing and strengthen peo­ple-to-peo­ple ties.

Christo­pher Fitzger­ald main­tained that cul­tural events, English lan­guage learn­ing and joint in­ter­ac­tion pro­grams at LC will keep hav­ing en­cour­age­ment by the US em­bassy. He opined that the cen­ter is an im­per­a­tive place to bring both nations closer through sim­i­lar­i­ties of in­ter­ests and ob­jec­tives.

"Lin­coln Cor­ner Is­lam­abad demon­strates the con­tin­ued part­ner­ship be­tween Pak­istan and the United States and our shared com­mit­ment to fos­ter­ing open di­a­logue through ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties, said US Minister Coun­selor.

"We look for­ward to see- ing the fruits of this con­tin­u­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion", said IIUI Rec­tor. He elab­o­rated that univer­sity is fo­cused on in­cul­cat­ing Is­lamic val­ues and nur­tur­ing young minds to preach peace­ful co-ex­is­tence. He hoped that the cen­ter will keep work­ing to co­op­er­ate with IIUI on dis­sem­i­na­tion of peace.

Dr. Ma­soom sug­gested that there must be in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions be­tween so­cial and nat­u­ral sci­en­tists of both sides to ex­change ex­pe­ri­ences. He also re­it­er­ated his re­solve that IIUI will be fond of col­lab­o­ra­tions and joint ven­ture for projects which are fo­cused on aca­demic ex­cel­lence, re­search and ser­vice of so­ci­ety.

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