ISLAMABAD : The Cuban Ambassador Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepion said that three-hundred Pakistani students would be awarded with professional Medical degrees till October, 2012. The Cuban Ambassador said that the first batch of 310 students had already completed four years of medical study and their fifth year started from February 2012 along with a comprehensive course in Spanish.
He shared his views during a meeting with the delegation of the National Youth Assembly led by the President NYA Hanan Ali Abbasi.
He added that the students would return to Pakistan in 2013 and 2014, after successful completion of their studies in Cuba. The results for the academic year 2010-11 had shown that the cumulative result of Pakistani students was 99.67 percent.
He informed that the scholarship of Pakistani students included tuition fee, books, free laundry, halal food, lodging, health insurance and other miscellaneous expenditures. He added, “In addition, the Government of Pakistan is providing a monthly stipend of 50 euros per month to all the students and return air ticket”.
He further informed the delegations that Pakistani medical students in Cuba had shown remarkable performance among students from over 120 different countries. He added, “Over 1000 Pakistani students are pursuing medical studies funded by the Government of Cuba”.
The President National Youth Assembly proposed some potential areas of mutual cooperation between Cuban and Pakistani youth. He highly appreciated the services of Cuban during the earthquake of 2005 and eradication of dengue from the country.
At this occasion, The Cuban Ambassador Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepion assured his all possible cooperation to the National Youth Assembly in its future activities and programs.
The Syrian Head of the Mission, Ali A. Muhra also received the delegation of National Youth Assembly on Thursday at Syrian Embassy Islamabad. He urged to establish youth-to-youth interactions between Syria and Pakistan. He said that there were great opportunities to foster friendship and understanding between both of the countries.
He said, “Pakistan has great potential and scope in various fields which need to be promoted. This country is really rich and the people need to know what the true colors of Pakistan are,” he said. I hoped that Pakistanis and Syrians integrate really well.
The Syrian Ambassador said his country attached great importance to its relations withPakistan, adding that he had been working to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The President NYA, Hanan Ali Abbasi said that we would like to introduce some applicable project of youth betterment. He said that the National Youth Assembly is interested in enhancing friendly ties with Syria in various potential areas.
The President of National Youth Assembly proposed some applicable and implementable concepts like conducting conference on Muslim Ummah in Modern World , youth exchange programs between both of the countries under Cultural Youth Exchange Program, a concept of Pak-Syria Mobile Computer Literacy program, etc. He said that both countries should create opportunities of interactions between the youth of both countries, which could broaden the understanding of Syrian and Pakistani youth.
The Minister for IT & Telecom, Asim Nawaz and Information Officer, Muzaffar Hussain were also participated in the delegation of National Youth Assembly led by the President National Youth Assembly, Hanan Ali Abbasi.