STAFF REPORT ISB: Cooperation between American and Pakistani institutions of higher learning will help students and faculties to benefit from diverse linkages in the areas of policy and research.

Top officials from George Mason University (GMU) and Pakistans National University of Science and Technology expressed these remarks a recently held event.

The GMU welcomed a three-member visiting delegation from NUST, headed by its Rector Muhamad Asghar, at a reception in Fairfax, hosted by Siddique Sheikh, Chairman of Pakistan American Business Association. Congressman Rob Wittman, former lawmaker Tom Davis, Fairfax chief, Sharon Bulova, faculty members and officials from the State department attended the Event, says a message received here from Washington.

In his opening remarks, Angel Cabrera, President GMU, said the university, the largest in Virginia, is committed to diversity and has a deep interest in forging global linkages. Partnerships with institutions such as NUST bring together diversities in discussing global problems and finding solutions, he added.

The NUST Reactor praised the GMU as one of Americas best educational institutions and informed the gathering that the NUST was keen to promote ties with GMU in educational and research efforts, including exchange of students and faculty in joint projects.

Addressing the gathering, Siddique Sheikh, who is on the GMUs Board of Visitors, expressed the hope that the growing collaboration between NUST and GMU would immensely benefit students and scholars from Pakistan.

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