Republic of Yemen has joined the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) as its 27th member state.
This was announced during a membership signing ceremony attended by COMSATS Executive Director Dr SM Junaid Zaidi, Ambassador Yemen Mohammed Motahar Alshabi, representatives of the member states, high commissioners and ambassadors and official of the Foreign Ministry.
Federal Minister for Science & Technology Muhammad Azam Khan Swati was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister noted with satisfaction that Yemen’s accession to COMSATS would further build the edifice of the organization and enlarge the scope of collaborative activities of the Commission.
“We look forward to an active engagement with Republic of Yemen in accordance with the aims and objectives of COMSATS,” the Minister said.
The Ambassador of Yemen said that Yemen was honored to be part of COMSATS in view of its important standing in S&T-led development efforts for the South. He hoped for Yemen to benefit from COMSATS’ membership. He lauded both COMSATS and IPD for making the event possible.
In his remarks after the signing ceremony, the Executive Director COMSATS Dr Zaidi welcomed Yemen as a member state and hoped that the country would benefit fully from the programmes of the organization which include scholarship offers scholarships at COMSATS 22 Centres of excellence in different member countries, multilateral research on important topics, capacity building activities, and triangular cooperation.He thanked the Minister for his ministry’s continuous support to COMSATS.