On 27th February 2018, the Center for Global & Strategic Studies arranged an international seminar on “Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – Challenges and Opportunities”. The aim of the Seminar was to discuss the various ways in which the SCO has promoted regional connectivity. Furthermore, the seminar highlighted the significance of gaining full membership for Pakistan and the benefits, problems and solutions this membership holds for the country. The seminar focused on international environment, future projection with special emphasis on regional security dynamics and served as the platform for Pakistan to portray what it has to offer to the region and the world.
The speakers of the Seminar included:
a. His Excellency Mr. Yao Jing - Ambassador of People's Republic of China, Embassy of Pakistan, Islamabad
b. Dr. Vladimir Kozin – Leading Expert, Center for Military-Political Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia
c. Dr. Muminova Farida Mahmoodovna – Deputy Director of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President, Republic of Tajikistan
d. Mr. Xu Wenhong - Deputy General Secretary, One Belt One Road Center, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
e. Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani – Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
f. Ambassador Abdul Basit - Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to India & President Islamabad Policy Research Institute
g. Mr. Amer Hashmi - Advisor, National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
The event brought together international guest speakers, diplomats, former Ambassadors, government representatives, armed forces officers, experts of foreign policy and individuals from public and private entities.