On 12th June 2019, Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar in collaboration with CGSS organized an Interactive Session with His Excellency Erik Beishembiev – Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan on “Pakistan- Kyrgyzstan Relations and Enhancing Academic Institutional Cooperation”. During the session His Excellency talked about the bilateral relations of Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. He expressed his desire for increased cooperation amongst both the brotherly nations in the coming years and ensured his assistance and support in this regard. He stated that a strategy for boosting bilateral relations between both the countries must be devised. He vowed and agreed to continue collaboration and cooperation in all areas. Furthermore, he stressed on the need to expand cooperation in the field of academic institutions will further enable both the countries to boost their bilateral relationship.
Other speakers of the session included:
a. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan –Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Peshawar
b. Prof. Dr. Shabir Ahmad Khan – Director, Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar, Peshawar
c. Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) – Executive Director, Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad
d. Ms. Mehreen Gul – Director Center for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad
The panelists of the session were of the view that strengthening the academic institutional cooperation will provide further boost to bilateral relations of both the states in the days ahead.