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German ambassador addresses seminar on study in Germany

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ISLAMABAD, DEC 10 (DNA) – A day-long seminar on “Opportunities for Students and Researchers in Germany” organized by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday was addressed by Bernhard Schlagheck, German Ambassador to Pakistan.

The seminar was held with the joint collaboration of the Department of Translation and Interpretation (T&I) and Students’ Advisor Office, at Quaid-E-Azam Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus, of (IIUI).

“Pakistan and Germany have strong bilateral relations since 1951 and mutual cooperation is increasing day by day” said German Ambassador to Pakistan. He added that the Embassy of Germany and German Educational institutions are keen to enhance bilateral relationship with Pakistani educational sector.

He said that German scholarships providing institutions are focusing to help in technical education and they are also trying to assist the students to broaden their academic exposure.

Ambassador Bernhard added that as many as 90 thousands Pakistanis are important part of German society. The German Envoy also said German Government is keen to enhance bilateral cooperation with Pakistani government in the fields of sustainable economy, governance and strategic aspects.

He also hailed IIUI for its eagerness to collaborate and appreciated its services for the students of more than 40 countries.

Speaking during the inaugural session of the seminar Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, IIUI said that Islamic University is working to promote relations with universities around the world.

In his address, he emphasized the need to enhance the quality of education globally and to transform more experiences within universities for the improvement of teaching and learning system.

He added that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony, while International Islamic University is trying to promote Islam’s message of peace and tranquility.

German First Secretary, Christine Rosenberger addressed the seminar on Life in Germany: culture, multilingualism and norms.

On the occasion, Director DAAD, Inge Iqbal elaborated the DAAD introduction, its nature of work and opportunities through this platform for the Pakistani students. She spoke on the topic of education and research opportunities in Germany. Seminar was also addressed by Marion Pfennings, Youth Ambassador German Embassy who discussed German Development initiatives in Pakistan.

Vice President (Academics), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily presented detailed introduction of the university, while Prof. Dr. Hafiz Bashir, Dean Faculty of Arabic paid thanks to the participants. Earlier, Chairman Department of T&I, Dr. Inam Ul Haq Ghazi told about the goals and objectives of the seminar. He thanked administration and German Embassy for cooperation. =DNA

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