Islamabad February 14, 2020 – As part of Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ongoing visit to Pakistan, an impressive ceremony was held at the Prime Minister’s House, to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, and the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, and Prof Dr Temil Kotil, President TAI, signed the MoU on behalf of NUST and TAI respectively. H.E. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, and H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey, were present at the august occasion. Other dignitaries included Federal Minister for Science & Technology
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, prominent functionaries of the Government of Pakistan, and a good number of Turkish industrialists who are accompanying the Turkish President on his visit.
The MoU entails a multi-strand engagement between NUST and TAI, the latter being an industrial giant in the Defence Aviation sector. The areas of collaboration, inter alia, include Student & Faculty Exchange, Joint Research, and Intellectual Property Training leading to technology transfer. It may be highlighted that TAI has already established its Pakistan Office at National Science & Technology Park (NSTP), recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan at NUST.