Islamabad - Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Thursday expressed resolve to improve academic collaboration for a strategic partnership with Turkey in the field of higher education.

He was talking to Turkish Ambassador Babur Girgin, who called on him here at HEC Secretariat. The Ambassador expressed his interest in enhancing academic links between the two countries and spoke of a more structured approach to meet these goals.

Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said that HEC would also initiate a mapping of individual linkages between two countries that will be strengthened at government level.

The Chairman appreciated guidance of Turkish universities in helping to set up a liver transplant facility at Dow Medical University.