The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk under its Distinguished Lecture Series on October 24, 2017 on “Successful Experiences of the Colombian Peace Process.” The talk was hosted as a part of Colombian Week Celebrations in collaboration with the non-resident Embassy of Colombia to Pakistan in Ankara and the Exernado University of Colombia. The guest speaker at the occasion was Dr. Marcelo Macedo Rizo, Diplomat in charge of Political & Cooperation Affairs at the Embassy of Colombia in Turkey.
Other speakers at the occasion included: H.E. Mr. Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra, Non-Resident Ambassador of Colombia to Pakistan and Prof. Dr. Soraya Caro Vargas, Director, Centre for Research on Contemporary India and South Asia (CESICAM) at the Externado University of Colombia.
Before the talk, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the ISSI and the Exernado University of Colombia to initiate academic and research exchange between the two institutions.