Islamabad, 18 February 2022 (TDI): Lebanese Ambassador, Ghassan El Khatib visited COMSTECH to discuss and explore the prospects of mutual collaboration in the domains of science and technology in Lebanon. The meeting happened on Thursday.

The Coordinator-General of COMSTECH, Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary received the Lebanese dignitary. During the meeting, Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary offered the membership of COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence to the top five universities of Lebanon.

Likewise, he offered research fellowships as well as technician training to the students of Lebanon at the renowned member institutions and universities of the COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence.

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Both sides deliberated upon the prospects of the establishment of a COMSTECH focal center in Lebanon for the Arab region. The focal center will coordinate COMSTECH activities along with enhancing further science and technology collaboration amongst the OIC Arab member states.

The Lebanese Ambassador on his part appreciated the COMSTECH programmes and the resourceful leadership. Furthermore, he expressed his gratitude for the offering of research fellowships.

The fellowships are for the natives of Lebanon. In addition, he also appreciated the membership of the COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence that is being offered to five Lebanese universities.

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Moreover, Ambassador Ghassan El-Khatib also welcomed the establishment of COMSTECH focal center for the Arab region in Lebanon. In this regard, he assured full support from his office for this initiative.


COMSTECH is the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It was established by the Third Islamic Summit of OIC held in Saudi Arabia in 1981.

The Chairman of COMSTECH is the President of Pakistan. The basic mandate of COMSTECH is to boost collaboration amongst the OIC Member States in science and technology (S&T).