London: The Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council on educational cooperation, in London on 23 January 2017. The MoU was signed by Syed Iftikhar Ali Gillani, Minister for Education AJ&K, and Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, at a high level meeting, attended by Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, Prime Minister AJ&K, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, and senior officials from the AJ&K Government and the British Council.
The MoU aims to formalize the partnership between the AJ&K Government and the British Council in the field of education. It also provides a reassurance to implement existing programmes in areas of youth engagement, arts, English language training, examinations, libraries, and education. Furthermore, it will support the AJ&K Government’s education sector reforms.