The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting on May 14, 2018, with a 6-member Chinese delegation from Chinese Peoples Association for Peace and Disarmament, (CPAPD). The delegation was led by Mr. Zhou Li, Vice President, CPAPD & Vice Minister of the International Department, Central Committee of CPC. Other members of the delegation included: Ms. Lin Li, Research Fellow, CPAPD, Mr. Hou Hongyu, Associate Research Fellow, CPAPD, Ms. He He, Program Officer, Ms. Wang Qing, Program Officer and Ms. Niu Na, Program Officer.
The Chairman ISSI, Ambassador (Retd.) Khalid Mahmood, welcomed the distinguished guests and said that with great transformation taking place globally, the relationship between the two countries has not been affected. If anything, the bilateral relationship has constantly been on an upward curve, which has been possible because the relationship is based on deep mutual trust and respect. He further said that the upsurge in this relationship has been witnessed by some of the initiatives, particularly the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) signed between the governments of both the countries. Ambassador Mahmood said that keeping in view the significance of the bilateral relations, the ISSI established a China-Pakistan Study Centre for dedicated and in-depth study of CPEC and the broader Pakistan-China relations.