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Ambassador (Retd.) Khalid Mahmood


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Ambassador (Retired) Khalid Mahmood is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran, Iraq, China, Saudi Arabia and Mongolia. Till becoming Ambassador, he mostly dealt with multilateral aspects of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy. He has served as First Secretary and later as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, New York. He has worked as Director General (UN) and later as Additional Secretary (United Nations, Asia- Pacific and Africa) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. He is also a Former Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Economic Cooperation organization (ECO). He has alo represented Pakistan at serveral Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meetings/forums.

He has represented Pakistan at several international meetings and conferences, notably UN General Assembly sessions, UN Security Council, UN Law of the Sea Conference, UN Council for Namibia as well as Summit and Ministerial meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement, OIC and ECO.

He is a former President of the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad, ex-President, Association of Former Ambassadors of Pakistan (AFA), former Member of the UN Peace-building Fund Advisory Group, New York, former member Board of Governors, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Islamabad and former Member Syndicate, Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

Currently, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood is Chairman Board of Governors, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). He is also a member of the Asian Regional Forum (ARF) for Experts and Eminent Persons Group, member Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Eminent Persons Group, Course Director (International Organizations) at the Foreign Service Academy, Islamabad, President Islamabad Council of World Affairs (ICWA).

He has Masters in Political Science and LL.B from the University of Punjab, Lahore. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations. Prior to joining the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1964, he was a lecturer in the Government College Lahore.

Statement of Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI)

Statement of Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) 16 June 2017 Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Assalam -o-Alaikum! It is with great pleasure that I welcome...

Statement by Amb Khalid Mahmood, Chairman and DG, ISSI, speech on “12th meeting of...

12th Meeting of the SCO Forum (11-12 May 2017, Tashkent) Statement by Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman and Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. (ISSI), Pakistan (11...

Statement by Amb. Khalid Mahmood, Chairman and DG, ISSI, speech on “Pakistan, Iran &...

PAKISTAN, IRAN & GULF COUNTRIES RELATIONS Future Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Collaboration Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) Seminar ( 24 May 2017) Statement by Ambassador...

Statement by Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman ISSI on “Pakistan-India: Avoiding a Water War”

Pakistan-India: Avoiding a Water War Statement by Ambassador Khalid Mahmood Chairman Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) Islamabad (14 December,2016)           The 1960 Indus Water Treaty(IWT) which withstood all...

Speech of Ambassador Khalid Mahmood Chairman ISSI at the IDEAS 2016 Seminar

Speech of Ambassador Khalid Mahmood Chairman Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) at the IDEAS 2016 Seminar on "Stability and the Economics of Regional Peace in South Asia"  November...

Pakistan – China strategic relations

On January1,2011, in a heartwarming ceremony held in the Pakistan-China Friendship Centre ...