Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and Romanian Institute for Europe-Asia Studies (IRSEA)
November 3, 2021
Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) represented by its Director General, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Romanian Institute for Europe-Asia Studies represented by Ambassador Gheorghe SAVUICA, President IRSEA signed an MOU on November 3, 2021. The MoU was facilitated by the Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP) at the ISSI. His Excellency Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Romania and His Excellency Nicole GOIA, Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan also joined the MoU signing ceremony.
Dr. Neelum Nigar, Director Centre for Strategic Perspectives in her introductory remarks stated that the current signing of the MoU between ISSI and IRSEA will revive the established institutional linkages between the two organizations in 2008 that expired in 2012. The MoU is being signed to further continue the mutual corporation between the two institutes in the field of academic research, publications and joint projects.
In his welcome remarks Ambassador Chaudhry, Director General ISSI highlighted the platforms that will be put to use to further strengthen Pakistan and Romanian ties. The institutional linkage will also increase the level of interactions between the two countries on multiple levels through dialogues, public talks as well as pave way for future joint research ventures and collaboration on issues of mutual concern.
Ambassador Gheorghe SAVUICA, President IRSEA in his welcome remarks highlighted the idea to bring the people of both the countries together to know more about each other and the new reconnection in shape of the signed MoU will provide multiple opportunities to work closely. He was of the view that the relations between Pakistan and Romania are free of any political problems and a good institutional linkage will further enhance and add to this relationship.
Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Romania congratulated both the organizations in reviving the institutional linkage through the signing of the MoU.
Ambassador Nicole GOIA, Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan while making his remarks extended his congratulations and support to the established linkage. The signing of the ceremony ended with a vote of thanks by Director CSP, Dr. Nigar.