FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and the University of Gambia, Republic of Gambia, on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of academia, research and agriculture sector.
The MoU was signed by UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqbal Zafar and University of Gambia Vice Chancellor Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum while Gambia Higher Education Deputy Minister Yaya Sireh, Deputy Vice Chancellor Ousman Nyang, and Senior Science and Technology Officer Samba Sowe were also present.
Dr Iqbal Zafar said that the collaborated research and academia ties would be further strengthened in the other areas of mutual concern with a special focus on agriculture.
Deputy Minister Yaya Sireh said that the Gambian government was opening up new avenues to further strengthen ties with Pakistani institutions.
Dr Faqir Anjum said that 95 per cent of the Gambia population was Muslim and the majority of population was working in the agriculture sector.
He added that the University of Gambia was the first public-sector university in Gambia to offer degree disciplines.