Pakistan, France deepen cooperation in higher education sector

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APP33-20 PARIS: June 20 - Executive Director of Campus France Thierry Valentin giving a memento to Dr. Arshad Ali of HEC. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jun 20 (APP):An event titled ‘Pakistan Day’ was held in Paris as a joint initiative of Higher Education of Pakistan (HEC) and its French counterpart Campus France aimed at deepening cooperation between the higher education sector of Pakistan and France.
Executive Director of HEC Dr. Arshad Ali said HEC was sending Pakistani scholars to leading French universities for Master’s and Doctorate degree programs and deserving students of Balochistan were also being provided opportunities to receive higher education abroad, according to a press release received here from Paris.
Executive Director of Campus France Thierry Valentin in his address recalled the visit of a 20-member delegation of France universities to Pakistan last year and hoped that continuous exchange of delegations in the field of higher education would further cement cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador of France to Pakistan Marc Barety and Charge d’Affairs of Pakistan Amjad Aziz Qazi also spoke on the occasion expressing full support of the two governments for strengthening cooperation in the field of education.
Earlier, Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque hosted a dinner for the HEC delegation Tuesday, which also attended by senior French officials and scholars.
Dr. Arshad Ali is leading a 14-member delegation of top 13 universities of Pakistan on a week-long visit to France. The delegation will visit Paris, Lyon and Grenoble to explore ways and means to further cement bilateral cooperation in the higher education sector.