A ten-member media delegation from Nepal visited Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) on November 26, 2018 to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. The members of the delegation included: Dr. Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, Ex-DG Survey, Border Expert; Mr. Laxman Humagain, GM Janta TV; Mr. Sharach Chandra Bandhari, RSS Foreign Correspondent; Mr. Jhapindra Raj Bista, Chief Editor, National Mirror; Mr. Tapta Bahadur Malla, Chief Editor Kuesnews.com; Mr. Rajan Karki, Chief Editor, Gorkha Express; Mr. Teknath Neupane, Chairperson/Editor-in-Chief, Mediamissionsnews.com; Mr. Sushil Babu Aryal, News Chief, News 24; Mr. Nanda Lal Tiwari, correspondent Rising Nepal and Mr. Nimkant Panday, Editor-in-Chief Swaviman Nepal Magazine Janadharana National Weekly.
Extending a warm welcome, the Director General ISSI, Ambassador (Retd) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that people in Pakistan have a very positive image of Nepal which is undoubtedly a country of rich culture, friendly people and beautiful landscape. He said that for Pakistan, the global situation is changing in many ways . A world based on United Nations Charter of respecting sovereignty is now under stress. US is still the most powerful state in the world, but it is also now coming under threat from emerging powers like China and Russia which US now recognises as competitors. New alignments are also taking shape and US has chosen to deepen its relations with India. Pakistan has also come closer to China and their relationship has become more deeper when the idea of an economic corridor was conceived.