Press Release – First Bilateral Dialogue

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Press Release
Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies & Strategic Studies Center (SSCAF) of the Arab Republic of Egypt

First Bilateral Dialogue
May 18, 2022

The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) held its first bilateral dialogue with the Strategic Studies Center (SSCAF) of the Arab Republic of Egypt on May 18, 2022. The participants from ISSI included, Director General ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director CAMEA, Ms. Amina Khan, Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director China Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) and Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Board of Governors, ISSI. The participants from Strategic Studies Center (SSCAF) included Major General Adel Labib,Major General Mohammed Abo Baker, Major General Osama Ibrahim, and Brig Mohammed Elnagar.

The bilateral dialogue was moderated by Director CAMEA, Ms. Amina Khan. The subjects of discussion during the bilateral dialogue included the situation in Afghanistan, China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and regional connectivity, Pakistan’s perspective on the changing security dynamics, the Syrian crisis, the developments in the Libyan crisis and the western Iranian crisis.

The bilateral dialogue was useful in bringing together viewpoints and perspectives from Egypt and Pakistan.