The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted President Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for a Public Talk under its Distinguished Lecture Series on June 27, 2019. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Honourable Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce, Investment, Industries & Production and Textile, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood also graced the occasion.
In his welcome remarks, Director General ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry stated that we are living in a world which is becoming ever more complex. Unfortunately, unilateralism is ascendant and multilateralism is shrinking rapidly to the margins. He was of the view that in the background of rapidly evolving geopolitics, bilateral relations between states have become more important. According to Ambassador Chaudhry, Pakistan and Afghanistan are not just neighbors, they share deep bonds of history and culture and the future of this relationship hinges on how both countries build on this mutual asset of goodwill and work together for a future of peace and prosperity for both parties.