Sino-Pak cooperation imperative for the regional prosperity, MUSLIM Institute Seminar

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: MUSLIM Institute organized a Seminar on “Pak-China Cooperation and Future of Regional Prosperity” on Thursday at a local hotel in Islamabad.

There was consensus among the participants that the Schengen type arrangements are needed to enhance the capacity of regional security. Inclusion of China Arab States Forum (CASCF) in the mainstream projects of BRI and CPEC has become inevitable to mainstream regional security in accordance with changing world politics. In order to further strengthen sustainable strategic partnership, frequent exchange of views on regional and international developments in regional and global forums as well as exchange of high level visits and Experts delegations is the need of the hour.

Chairman MUSLIM Institute Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali delivered the opening remarks whereas Vice President Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China Shen Xiang Xing gave special remarks. Amb (R) Riaz Mohammad Khan, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan chaired the seminar.

Brig (R) Abdul Rahman Bilal, Dean Social Science Air University Dr Waseema Shahzad, Director Pakistan Research Centre, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China Ms Li Min, Ambassador (R) Syed Hassan Javed, Ms. He Ruifang from Institute of South Asia Studies Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China and Second Secretary Chinese Embassy Prof Dr Zhang Jiegen. Research Associate MUSLIM Institute Mr. Usama Bin Ashraf moderated the proceedings spike on the occasion.

The panelists observed that time-tested Pakistan-China all-weather cooperative partnership is an anchor for peace and stability in the region and beyond. All-inclusive bilateral cooperation China and Pakistan has always been instrumental in advancing efforts regarding regional prosperity. However political instability in Afghanistan and the illicit destabilizing activities from the Indian side in Pakistan and the region, are some of the notable challenges.

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