A 12-member delegation from Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (MAPIM) visited Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) on June 19, 2019. Members of the delegation included: Mohd. Azmi Abdul Hamid, Datuk Seri Ahmad Awang, Mrs. Masadah Sajadi, Datin Seri Rosiah Salleh, Rozaidi Taib, Ust. Hj. Mohd. Nasir Zakaria, Fadhil Bin Osman, Muhammad Fadhil, Yusni, Johan Ariff Ismail, DW Ust. Hj. Abdul Othman Bin Samsudin, Datuk Rahat Bin, Mohammad Tahir Khan and Latifah Bint Mahmood.
Welcoming the delegation, Director General ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that number of changes is taking place around the world. The United States is now being challenged by rising powers like China, and therefore, focus is shifting towards Asia. The US, realizing this changing reality, has now started seeing China and Russia as competitors. This competition will further increase as is indicated by the policies pursued by US. A trade war between US and China has already started, and among other issues, immigrants are facing increasing hostility and difficulties, and nationalism is on the rise. This situation is affecting the entire world. Globalism is disappearing and United Nations has been marginalized. US has also introduced a new Indo-Pacific strategy, largely to contain China, and South China Sea has become a source of constant tensions and conflict.