A group of five Trainee Officers from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs called on Mr. Masood Khan, Director General of the Institute of Strategic Studies today.
The Indian trainee officers are visiting Pakistan as part of promoting friendly exchanges and familiarization of the SAARC region. The visit has been arranged by the Foreign Service Institute, the training institution of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The group was brief by the Director General on the organization and research being carried out at the Institute. The briefing was later followed by an informal discussion between young Indian diplomats and young researchers at the Institute on issues of mutual concern. A number of questions were raised by the young researchers from Pakistan regarding the water issue, Kashmir, economic cooperation and development, counter-terrorism and the prospects for regional peace, stability and prosperity. The young Indian diplomats were optimistic about the future of Pakistan-India relations and were determined. Both sides emphasized the need to explore constructive solutions to bilateral challenges that both countries face.