The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI), hosted a 3-member media delegation from Italy. The delegation included: Mr. Alberto Negri, Senior Journalist, Daily II Sole 24 Ore (Business newspaper), Mr. Gianluca Di Feo, and Deputy Editor in Chief, Daily La Repubblica and Ms. Emma Jacqueline Charlotte Rossi, a freelance journalist. The meeting was attended by the Chairman Board of Governors ISSI , Ambassador (Retd) Khalid Mahmood, Director General ISSI, Ambassador (Retd) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary, Najam Rafique, Director Research, Shamsa Nawaz, Research Fellow, Shahroo Malik, Research Associate, and Taimur Khan, Research Associate and Media Officer.
Welcoming the delegation, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry emphasized upon the changing nature of global politics and the transitioning from the bipolar to a multi-polar world with the emergence of China, resurgence of Russia and the rise of India. He said that the pivot of US foreign policy is already directed towards the larger Indo-Pacific region, and whatever US does or does not, affects the entire world.