The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House meeting with a delegation from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SAAS) on April 17, 2019. Members of the delegation included: Prof. Li Kaisheng, Director International Cooperation; Prof. Zhang Yifeng, Deputy Director International Relations, Dr. Liu Jinqian, Dr. Hao Qunhuan; and Dr. Luo Hui. Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Board of Governors (BOG) led the ISSI team.
Ambassador Khalid Mahmood welcomed the delegation and said that Pakistan and China enjoy a close relationship based on deep-rooted trust and mutuality of interests. He noted that bilateral cooperation is on upward trajectory. For decades, relationship was focused on strategic and defense cooperation. Now, broader economic dimensions and people-to-people ties are being added to this cooperation for a comprehensive strategic relationship. ISSI is focused on promoting and deepening this bilateral relationship through its China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) which is engaged in research and out-reach on all aspects of Pakistan-China relations.