The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) took part in a webinar organized jointly by the Asia Committee, CARI and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Argentine titled “Pakistan’s Perspectives.” The speakers of the webinar included Ambassador Eduardo Sadous, Director, Asia Committee at CARI; Ambassador Rodolfo Martin Saravia, former Ambassador of Argentine to Pakistan; Ambassador Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Argentine; Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General, ISSI, Ora. Ua Rodriguez de la Vega, Coordinator CARI, Ms. Nazish Afraz, Member Adjunct Faculty, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS; Juan Miguel Massot from CARI; and Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BoG, ISSI.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Sadous stated that Pakistan and Argentine have a lot in common and in the complex time of today, both of the nations need to come close as distance today is not a problem. China, which is further than Pakistan, is a major trading partner of Argentine. Countries in Asia like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam are very significant trading partners of Argentine. Argentines exports to Malaysia are more than its exports to France and stands in surplus. In order to achieve closer ties Pakistan and Argentine should build their relationship on political, economic, and academic ties.