Memorandum Of Understanding Between Albert de Mun Lycee Polyvalent, Paris And Textile Institute Of Pakistan
In September 2015, Secretary , TDAP, Mrs. Rabiya Javeri Agha visited Albert de Mun and had discussions with the Principal of the Institute, Mr. Patrice Hauchard. The Commercial Counselor, Mrs. Ambreen Iftikhar, and the French designer, Mr. Olivier Lapidus, who has a history of strong links with Pakistan and had also played a significant role in the establishment of the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design in Lahore in 1994, were also present at this meeting.
Mrs. Rabiya Javeri Agha, on her return to Pakistan, initiated discussions with the Textile Institute of Pakistan in Karachi, for a possible collaboration with Albert de Mun, Paris.
The key objective of the Textile Institute of Pakistan is to provide education and training to a new class of young professionals by equipping them with the necessary managerial and scientific skills in addition to providing relevant theoretical knowledge.
Realizing the importance of this segment to Pakistan’s export potential, the Export Promotion Bureau has in the past played a significant role in the development of TIP in the shape of generous financial assistance through the EDF (Export Development Fund).
Since its establishment, TIP has served the needs of industry to a large extent and is gearing up its resources to meet their further requirements. So far, all TIP graduates have been taken up by the domestic textile industry as well as non-textile sectors, barring those who have gone abroad in pursuit of higher education.
In 2007, TIP established its first research centre, Textile Research & Innovation Centre (TRIC) aimed at promoting advanced materials research in the field of technical textiles.
Facilitation by TDAP and the Pakistan Mission in Paris eventually resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Albert de Mun, Paris and Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi. A formal ceremony to mark this important accord was held at the premises of Albert de Mun on the afternoon of 19th February, 2016.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Mr. Ghalib Iqbal and the Head of Alber de Mun, Mr.Henry-Jean Petit formally exchanged copies of the MOU. Mr. Ghalib Iqbal, in his brief speech on the occasion, described this new partnership as an important milestone in the history of Pakistan-France relations and stated that this alliance would open a new doorway for the development of educational, cultural, and commercial ties between the two countries.