A joint meeting of Australian delegate and Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan was held in Serena Hotel Islamabad on 13th December 2016. Among the Australian delegate Prof. Dr. Deirdre Lemerle, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga NSW Australia, Miss Cindy Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer, Farmlink Australia, Miss Miriam McCormak, Graduate Research Officer Crop Cluster, Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and Dr. Asgar Farahnaky, Discipline Leader Processing, Functional Grains Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia attended the meeting.
Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali (S I), the Vice Chancellor, led the team of Abdul Wali Khan University. Other members of the team were Mr. Arshur Rehman (Tamgha-e-Shujaat), Additional Registrar and Prof. Dr. Ikramullah Khan, Chairman, Department of Botany. In this meeting joint collaborative research projects, opportunities for students of AWKUM for higher studies in Charles Sturt University-Wagga Wagga NSW Australia, joint symposia and workshops were discussed. Australian team congratulated the Vice Chancellor for the establishment of different campuses of the Abdul Wali Khan University in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and appreciated his contributions. The meeting was adjourned with vote of thanks from the Vice Chancellor AWKUM.