On 17th January 2022 a meeting was held between H.E Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Pakistan with Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz, HI(M), (Retd), President, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Islamabad.
During the meeting, specific initiatives by CGSS for enhancing connectivity of Kazakhstan and Pakistan and collaborations with various institutions in Kazakhstan were also brought under discussion.
Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz, HI(M), (Retd) praised the Government of Kazakhstan for effectively handling the crisis in Kazakhstan.
H.E Yerzhan Kistafin appreciated the significant role of CGSS in promoting and improving bilateral ties between Pakistan and Kazakhstan. He was of the view that academic connectivity and regional integration are of utmost importance & CGSS’ contribution in this regard is commendable.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed Gondal, Vice President CGSS (Federal Region), and Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, CGSS.