Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Adam M Tugio paid a visit to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and desired collaboration for the promotion of veterinary education in Indonesia.
The visiting ambassador called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani and senior faculty members and sought research collaboration in the area of vaccine production, herbal pharmaceutical, students/teachers exchange and different degree programmes for skill enhancement regarding practical lab-related work.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that UVAS has already a strong liaison with some Indonesian institutions for the promotion of education. He hoped that with the assistance of the Indonesian Ambassador next year a number of students from Indonesia will come to Pakistan for getting an education at UVAS.
The Ambassador, Mr Adam M Tugio, also showed keen interest in exchange programmes for undergraduate/postgraduate students & faculty members for sharing their knowledge and experience with each other. The ambassador also planted a sapling at the Rest House of UVAS City Campus. Mr Adam M Tugio along with Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad also visited different sections of the Veterinary Academy.
Earlier, in the meeting Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani briefed the Indonesian Ambassador on UVAS academic, research national & international collaborations and industry linkages, community services, online teaching during COVID-19 etc. Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub told the guest that UVAS scientists successfully isolated SARS-CoV-2 from sewerage water that may help in identifying hotspots for smart lockdown.