On 13th March 2019, CGSS arranged the visit of the SCO member delegates to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan. The delegates included Head of the Think Tanks/representatives from China, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Iran.
The delegates were given a detailed briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad about its foreign policy with the SCO states and highlighted the importance of SCO for the region. The foreign visiting dignitaries appreciated the positive role played by Pakistan and its contribution towards SCO. The participants vowed to further strengthen mutual ties.
The participants of the meeting included:
a. Professor Sun Zhuangzhi - Secretary General of Center for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Study, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China,
b. Dr. Leonid Gusev - Expert, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia
c. Mr. Bakhtiyor Mustafayev - Head of The Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
d. Mr. Seitzhan Apyshev, Adviser to Director, National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic (NISS KR), Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
e. Prof. Elena Dostanko - Head, Academic Affairs Unit, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus
f. Mr. Seyed Majid Ghafelehbashi - Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Political and International Studies (IPIS), Tehran, Iran
g. Mr. Naveed Safdar Bokhari – DG, SCO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
h. Mr. Javed Jalil Khattak – Additional Secretary, Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
i. Mr. Majid Khan Lodhy – Director Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
j. Mr. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri – DG Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
k. Mr. Ijaz Hussain – Assistant Director, S1, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
l. Ms. Tehreem Ilyas – Assistant Director, S2, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad
m. Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) – Executive Director CGSS