The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad organized a Public Talk with H.E. Ahmad Wali Massoud, Chairman, Massoud Foundation of Afghanistan & Former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Kingdom on February 19, 2021 under its Distinguished Lecture Series. Members of the diplomatic corps in Islamabad, academics, civil society, former and current diplomats were also present.
Ms. Amina Khan, Director Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) gave welcome remarks.
Mr. Massoud spoke about the special bond Pakistan and Afghanistan share. He said we feel that this is the start of a new dawn and the start of a new beginning of the relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. We have come with a message of friendship because between Afghanistan and Pakistan there exists a special bond on almost every dimension for example the economic, social, religious, cultural, security and political dimensions. We also share a border of 2400 kilometers so on almost every dimension we are interlinked, therefore dialogue between these two countries is very important for the peace of the whole region. This is why, I have come here as the Chairman of the Massoud Foundation and brother of Ahmad Shah Masood, the late resistance leader of Afghanistan, with the message of friendship, closeness and brothership.