Press Release – In-House Session with H.E. Markian Chuchuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Pakistan

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Press Release
In-House Session
H.E. Markian Chuchuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Pakistan
April 28, 2023

The Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized an In-House Session with H.E. Markian Chuchuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Pakistan, on Pakistan-Ukraine bilateral relations and regional developments.

The In-House Session was chaired by Amb. Sohail Mahmood, Director General ISSI. Participants included: Major General (Retd.) Nadir Khan, Ambassador-designate to Ukraine; Former Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, COMSATS; Ambassador (R) Nadeem Riyaz, President, IRS; Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas (Retd.), Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Ukraine; Dr. Tughral Yamin, Senior Research Fellow, IPS; Dr. Farah Naz, Assistant Professor, NUST; Dr. Adil Sultan, Air University; Mr. Asadullah Khan, Senior Research Fellow, CASS; Mr. Joshua Arthur, AD, Europe, MoFA.

Dr. Neelum Nigar, Director CSP, and members of CSP research team were also present.

The deliberations were focused on the state of Pakistan-Ukraine relations, which were characterized as longstanding, cordial and growing in depth and breadth.

On the evolving situation since 24 February 2022, the security and economic impacts of Russia-Ukraine conflict, the prospects of a political settlement, China’s potential role as peace negotiator, and other related aspects were discussed in the interactive discussion that followed Ambassador Markian Chuchuk’s talk. Participants shared their views, assessments and suggestions.

Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BoG ISSI made the concluding remarks.