ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and U.S Embassy and Consulate in Pakistan have vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation through a jointly built Lincoln Corner (LC) and signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, says a Press release.
A ceremony in this regard was held at President office, new campus of the university, where Dr, Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI signed the document on behalf of IIUI, while Michelle Los Banos, Deputy Counselor for Public Affairs signed it on the behalf of US embassy.
Established in 2006, Lincoln’s Corner at IIUI is a partnership between the International Islamic University and the American Embassy. It is a resource center and event space for providing a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans to promote mutual understanding and strengthen people-to-people ties.
According to MoU, both sides will cooperate at LC for cultural events, educational exchange programs and alumni activities. LC is focused on library and information resources and also it organizes programs focusing on English language learning, college exam resources, U.S. exchange alumni, cultural programs, and information about the United States.
“Lincoln Corner Islamabad demonstrates the continued partnership between Pakistan and the United States and our shared commitment to fostering open dialogue through educational opportunities, said U.S Deputy Counselor. She also endorsed the suggestion of IIUI President that joint sessions of discussion were necessary to boot mutual cooperation.
“This is an important opportunity for learning and collaboration between the students of International Islamic University and students at American universities,” President Al-Draiweesh said. “We look forward to seeing the fruits of this continuing collaboration”, he added. IIUI President also thanked the Embassy for continuous cooperation.