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Published Date: Aug 4, 2017

SDPI, Thammasat University ink MoU to bolster academic ties

The expanding collaboration between leading think tanks and academic institutions of Pakistan and Thailand will usher in a new era of better research options for students and academicians from both the countries.
This was stated by Abid Qaiyum Suleri, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) executive director, on Thursday during a ceremony held to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Thammasat University, Bangkok and the SDPI.
The MoU was formally signed by Professor Dr Somkit Lertpaithoon, the Thammasat University rector, and Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri.
The ceremony was attended by Aqsa Nawaz, first secretary and deputy head of Mission of the Embassy of Pakistan in Thailand, Imran Shauket, SDPI Thailand MD, and faculty members and the students of the university.
Dr Abid Suleri, while highlighting the importance of the MoU informed the participants that being a highly-rated think tank, SDPI was contributing to research and policies around various issues of sustainable development.
“Our aim is to project the positive side of Pakistan,” said Dr Suleri, while offering the students and faculty members of TU to avail SDPI’s forum for conducting research on South Asian issues.
He said that as an independent non-profit organisation, SDPI served as a forum for policy dialogue and provided policy advice to the government. “The MoU with the prestigious Thammasat University will result in improved access to quality research materials and opportunities for the people from Pakistan and Thailand,” he said.
Earlier, Dr Somkit said that the agreement was part of an ongoing endeavor for academic exchange with Pakistan. “This development will deepen the existing friendly relationship between the two countries,” he said. He informed the participants that TU had established a Pakistan pavilion.
 
Source: http://dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/04-Aug-17/sdpi-thammasat-university-ink-mou-to-bolster-academic-ties