Report – “PIVOT: Pursuing Ideals of Shared Future”

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To mark one successful year of publishing PIVOT magazine launched by China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in January 2019, the Centre organized an event titled ‘PIVOT: Pursuing Ideals of Shared Future’ on January 16, 2020. Ambassador Zahoor Ahmad, Additional Secretary (Asia-Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was the Chief Guest, and Ambassador Yao Jing, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China was Guest of Honor. The event was widely attended by members of academia, think-tanks, diplomatic corps, government, media and civil society. Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director CPSC, in his introductory remarks said that the objective of PIVOT magazine is to elucidate all facets of Pakistan-China’s relations, including various regional and global dimensions of this long standing friendly relation. He underscored that the magazine focuses on the time-tested strategic partnership between both the countries that reflects aspirations of people from both Pakistan and China. Meanwhile, the editorial team of PIVOT aims to fill the knowledge vacuum regarding Pakistan-China relations in the rapidly changing regional and global scenario. Dr. Shabbir thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Embassy and the contributors of the magazine for supporting PIVOT.

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