WASHINGTON, Jul 09 : Pakistan and the United States has underscored the need for enhancing cooperation in the field of education sector at a webinar organized by the Pakistani embassy in Washington.
Taking part in the online discussion on ‘Pakistan-U.S. Educational Cooperation Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, said that the number of Pakistani students in the U.S., which had gone down significantly over the past few years, had now resurged to over 8,000.
The Pakistani envoy emphasized the need for continued cooperation in the educational domain and thanked the U.S. government for its “valuable partnership” over the years.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Cooperation, Marie Royce, said that Pakistani students were welcome in the U.S. and she encouraged them to consider her country as their number one destination for higher education.
Ms. Royce reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing educational cooperation and said both sides need to continue to work together to achieve greater successes.
Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission, said that U.S. universities and institutions have played a significant role in helping Pakistan to strengthen its higher education domain. He called for enhanced collaboration between Pakistan and the United States for the promotion of online education in the wake of the corona virus crisis.