The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting on May 23, 2018, with a 6-member Chinese delegation from Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Kong Quan, Deputy Chairman, CPPCC. Other member of the delegation included: H.E. Mr. Shi Ke, member, CPPCC; H.E. Mdm. Yang Yanyi, Member CPPCC and former Ambassador to EU; H.E. Mr. Wang Zhongyi, Member CPPCC; Mdm. Cheng Jin, DG, Secretariat of CPPCC; and Mdm. Wang Yanjun, Deputy Division Director, Secretariat of CPPCC
Welcoming the delegation, Ambassador (Retd.) Khalid Mahmood, Chairman ISSI, emphasized that China and Pakistan have enjoyed multi-faceted cooperation with each other. He said that the bilateral relationship is marked by ever increasing friendship and mutual trust as there are no disputes between the two countries. He further underlined that with the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, this relationship is deepening in the fields of economic cooperation, development and people-to-people contact through the vision presented by the Belt and Road Initiative. Being cognizant of the significance of CPEC and growing bilateral ties, ISSI has established a dedicated China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) for in-depth study of CPEC, China and Pakistan-China relations.