PR No. 139 Pakistan, France Sign MoU to deepen cooperation in the Field of Meteorology Islamabad

Pakistan and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen bilateral scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology. The MoU was signed by Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque and Mr. Jean-Marc Lacave, Chief Executive Officer of Meteo France, says a press release received here today from Paris.

The signing ceremony held in Paris today was witnessed by Mr. Patrick Benichou, President Meteo France, Mr. Bernard Strauss, Director International Relation Meteo France and Mr. Andre de Bussy, Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of France in Pakistan.

The Ambassador of Pakistan Moin ul Haque while explaining the salient features of the MoU said that under this agreement, both the countries will work together to bring improvement in Pakistan’s weather forecasting system, develop capacities in the field of early warning and weather services for the protection of human life, property and the environment, with special focus on the implementation of a heat wave early warning system.

The MoU envisages jointly designing and implementation of a special project to develop Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)’s sectoral meteorological and climate services including the Early Warning System. Under this project, cooperation in the areas of applications of the science of meteorology to socio-economic development, with special focus on wind and solar power potential assessment including establishment of a National Climate Center would also be covered.

Mr. Moin ul Haque said that both the countries will also benefit from each other’s expertise through sharing of information, exchange of scientific and technical personnel and through knowledge transfer, joint studies and research of subjects of mutual interest.