The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk titled, “Italian Perceptions of Regional Connectivity Under BRI and CPEC” on January 28, 2020 under its Distinguished Lecture Series. Prof. Andrea Margelletti, Chairman of the Centre for International Studies (Ce.S.I.) in Rome, Italy, was the guest speaker at the occasion.
Welcoming the speaker and guests, Director General ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the topic of the talk is very important for Pakistan as it is eager to cooperate with countries like Italy which are part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He said that Italy and Pakistan share very warm ties and appreciated the efforts made by Prof. Margelletti in strengthening this relationship.