December 19, 2017: International Conference on “Pakistan-China-Iran: A Trident of Regional Connectivity” at ISSI. Inaugural Session: Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman ISSI. Address by H.E. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior/Planning, Development and Reform. Session I on “Pakistan-China-Iran: Analyzing the Prospects of Triangular Cooperation”: Chair: H.E. Ambassador Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan. Speakers: Mr. Lin Minwang, Research Fellow, Fudan University, Shanghai. Ambassador Alireza Bikdeli, Senior Expert, Institute of Politics and International Studies (IPIS), Tehran. Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Principal and Dean S3H, NUST, Pakistan. Concluding Remarks by the Chair. Session II on “Pakistan-China-Iran: Initiatives for Regional Connectivity”. Chair: H.E. Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan. Speakers: Dr. Muhammad Jafar Javadi Arjmand, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran. Dr. Rong Ying, Vice President, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), Beijing. Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain, HOD, Department of Government & Public Policy, NUST, Pakistan. Concluding Remarks by the Chair. Session III on “Challenges to Trilateral Cooperation & The Way Forward”. Chair: Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman ISSI. Speakers: Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Head, Centre for International Research & Education (CIRE), Tehran. Dr. Wang Yiwei, Director, Institute of International Affairs, Renmin University, Beijing. Ambassador Javid Husain, Pakistan. Concluding Remarks by the Chair.