Islamabad - Delegates from different countries are going to participate in the Coordinating Council meeting of the COMSATS, which is being held here from May 17-18.

The event is being hosted by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT). The meeting will be chaired by Dr. Eduardo Posada Flórez, the Executive Director of COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the International Centre for Physics (CIF) in Colombia.   This platform for South-South technical cooperation comprises the heads of 21 International S&T Centres of Excellence and meets annually at one of the Centres. Among other agenda items, the meetings will review and approve the international programmes and budget of the COMSATS Network and review activities of COMSATS’ International Thematic Research Groups (ITRGs).

The meeting delegates, who would deliberate on matters of developing world’s technical cooperation, include members of the Council from Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Senegal, Syria, Tanzania and Tunisia whereas representatives of UNESCO, ICGEB, SESRIC and ECOSF will attend the meeting as observers.

Other agenda items to be taken up during the two-day deliberations of the Council meeting, include election of the new Chairperson of Coordinating Council and constitution of the Board of Management of COMSATS’ Endowment Fund.