On October 23, Pakistani Overseas Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and State Division Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Worldwide Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones will signal a five-year extension of the U.S.-Pakistan Science and Know-how Cooperation Settlement. Over the previous decade, this settlement has supplied a framework to strengthen scientific, technological, and engineering capabilities for each our nations; to broaden and broaden relations between the in depth scientific and technological communities in each the US and Pakistan; and to advertise cooperation in areas of mutual profit.
Underneath the auspices of our 2003 Science and Know-how Settlement, our governments have collectively funded almost $30 million value of collaborative analysis initiatives by way of the U.S.-Pakistan Science and Know-how Cooperation Program. In whole, 83 analysis initiatives have been supported in a spread of scientific areas, together with meals safety, public well being, Earth sciences, catastrophe administration, engineering, water, and power.
Overseas Secretary Jilani and Assistant Secretary Jones might be joined by Director of the White Home Workplace of Science and Know-how Coverage John P. Holdren in addition to State Division Principal Deputy Particular Consultant for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman.