MoU Signed Between National Institute of Maritime Affairs & Sustainable Development Policy Institute

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) and Sustainable Development Policy institute (SDPI) for bilateral cooperation in promoting education and fostering joint efforts in research. The Ceremony was held at SDPI Office, Blue Area, Islamabad. The documents were duly endorsed with the signatures of Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M), Director General NIMA and Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Joint Executive Director of SPDI Islamabad.

            By signing the MoU, the two parties agreed to establish a formal mechanism of collaboration and cooperation for new initiatives. The purpose of the agreement is to improve the research and academic activities between the two institutes and to promote and intensify cooperation in the entire area of interaction and research. The agreement will not only foster bilateral collaboration but will also play an important role in promoting joint activities, and the exchange of information and expertise. The two parties have agreed to provide assistance to each other’s request for literature consultation, exchange of publication / research material, joint research projects and use of facilities at respective institutes.

            On the equation, Director General NIMA, Vice Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aleem HI(M) assured wholehearted support from NIMA to SDPI in research policy analysis and other related subjects. He mentioned this agreement will not only enhance bilateral collaboration but will also play an important role in promoting joint activities. Meanwhile, the Joint Executive Director of SDPI, Dr Vaqar Ahmed hoped that this collaboration will be a great opportunity to get benefit from each other.

The Director NIMA Islamabad, Commodore (Retd) Bilal Abdul Nasir SI(M) and its research team along with the researchers of SDPI were also present.