Press Release – MOU signed with Kabul Institute for Peace (KIP)

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Press Release

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and the Kabul Institute for Peace (KIP) signed an MOU on August 25, 2021

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) represented by its Director General, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Kabul Institute for Peace (KIP), Kabul, Afghanistan represented by its Chairman of the Board, Sardar Nadir Naim signed an MOU on August 25, 2021. This MoU was facilitated by the Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the ISSI.

Directors of all five Centres of Excellence at ISSI were also present.

Cooperation between the two organizations concerns establishment and promotion of regular relationships in academic and research fields in an institutionalized framework.

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry welcomed the signing of this MoU as a constructive and useful collaboration between ISSI and KIP and hoped that this association would produce quality research and dialogue for mutual benefit. He said the signing of this MoU was in step with the desire of both governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan and would supplement the efforts of further forging friendship between the two countries. “We at ISSI through CAMEA,  are truly committed to building better understanding and harmony between think-tank communities between Pakistan and Afghanistan ” , he said.

Sardar Nadir Naim said that it was a great pleasure to be signing this MoU on academic cooperation with a very respected institution such as ISSI. Through this MoU, he hoped that both KIP and ISSI would be able to cooperate on some of the priorities of mutual interest to Afghanistan and Pakistan, play a role in expanding the existing cooperation between the two nations and hence contribute towards building a relationship of trust and friendship between the two countries.

Ms Amina Khan, Director CAMEA also spoke on the occasion. She hoped that this collaboration would benefit both sides and enhance the bilateral ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan in a concrete manner which will translate into a fruitful partnership which is also mutually beneficial.