COMSATS’ Chairperson, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana), has rendered his support and patronage for the fourth General Meeting to be held alongside Accra Forum on SDGs, in Ghana at the end of this month, says a press release.
Decisions in this regard were made earlier this year and recently, COMSATS’ officials called on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House in Accra. The recent meeting with the President was held in the presence of senior officials of the Presidency of Ghana; Ghanaian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI); and Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. Also present during the meeting was Honorary Consul General for Pakistan in Ghana.
Akufo-Addo reinforced his decision to hold the fourth General Meeting of COMSATS in Accra, made earlier this year. The General Meeting is going to be held alongside a novel initiative of COMSATS, the Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. The General Meeting is expected to have the representation of Heads of State/Government, COMSATS’ focal ministers and Centers of Excellence apart from representatives of COMSATS’ partner and non-partner international organizations. The Forum is expected to provide a platform to initiate various initiatives including establishment of high-tech specialized international centers in cutting-edge and emerging technologies.
During his meeting with the President, Dr. Zaidi was of the view that establishment of high-tech centers can create employment opportunities and help reduce poverty in the region. Akufo-Addo expressed desire to establish a high-quality research centre for Artificial Intelligence and install latest technologies such as Super Computers to upgrade COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence in Ghana.
COMSATS Secretariat and Ghanaian Presidency through designated committees are working in close coordination for the mega-event to be held on 29th and 30th October 2019, which will have participation from the Pakistan’s Minister for S&T, Ch. Fawad Hussain, among other dignitaries.