Karachi: National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) and The University of Karachi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the maritime domain and promote education and foster joint efforts in the area of research.
Director General NIMA Vice Admiral (retd) Abdul Aleem and Chairman Department of International Relations, KU, Dr Naeem Ahmed inked the MoU at the VC Secretariat on Thursday. Acting vice chancellor KU Professor Dr Nasira Khatoon said that the world ocean was the largest ecosystem in the world which was of utmost importance for the survival of human life, adding that oceans were also a great source of income for human beings and they had a responsibility to protect them.
Aleem expressed that the KU and NIMA would learn from each other’s experiences, and said the agreement would not only enhance bilateral collaboration but would also play an important role in promoting joint activities, exchange of information, experts and researchers in furtherance in areas of mutual interest. The chairman hoped the MoU would help in studying the geo-strategic dynamics of Indian Ocean affairs. He observed that the ocean was a different world and to get acquainted with it, it was necessary to learn and understand from the experiences of experts. Director NIMA Karachi Commodore (retd) Ali Abbas was also present on this occasion.