Monday, March 19, 2007

Egypt and Kazakhstan to Cooperate on Science and Technology

Read the full article by Wagdy Sawahel, SciDev.Net, 16 March 2007.

This is very interesting, as two Islamic, secular nations with a legacy of Soviet scientific and technological culture enter into a cooperative venture in key development areas including: "pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy, food science, information technology, biotechnology and industrial research."

It will be interesting if the scientists from the nations can effectively span their differences -- Turkic versus Arab, oil rich versus struggling economy, etc.

If these two can cooperate on science and technology to advance more rapidly, they may provide a very important and leadership to the scientific and technological communities of the Islamic world.

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