The Ministry of Education of Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong government to enhance collaboration on education.
The MOU was penned by Secretary for Education, Choi Yuk-lin, and Consul-General of Pakistan in Hong Kong, Bilal Ahmad Butt.
Visiting Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque, witnessed the signing.
The MoU provides a framework to facilitate strategic education collaboration between Hong Kong and Pakistan and covers mutually beneficial initiatives.
Among other things, the deal includes the exchange of expertise and experience, exchange of educational literature, teaching aids and demonstration materials, as well as exchanges of scholars, teachers, experts, students and other education personnel.
Choi Yuk-lin said the MoU “marks the beginning of a new phase of close cooperation between Hong Kong and Pakistan in the area of education.”
“I am confident that the MoU will facilitate more comprehensive exchanges and collaboration in education between the two places,” she added.
The international community is joining forces to aid Pakistan in its rebuilding efforts following the devastating floods of last summer.
The estimated cost of rebuilding amounts to $16 billion over the next 3 to 5 years.