Wednesday 17 April 2019
Round table "Russian-Pakistani Relations in the Context of Regional Integration"
On April 17th, the Center of the Study of the Countries of the Near and Middle East of the Institute of Oriental Studies hosted a round table “Russian-Pakistani Relations in the Context of Regional Integration” with the participation of the leadership and students of the Pakistani Academy of Management Training (Lahore).
The round table “Russian-Pakistani Relations in the Context of Regional Integration” was held on April 17th at the Center of the Study of the Near and Middle East Countires of the Institute of Oriental Studies. The event was organized by the Pakistan Sector of the Study Center of the Near and Middle East (CSNME) of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the Russian Federation. The event was attended by experts from the Center of Indian Studies, the Economic Studies, and Literatures Divisions of the Peoples of Asia, as well as the staff of the IRP Embassy in Russia, students of the Pakistani Academy of Management Training, who undergo an advanced training course at this Academy (9 representatives of various government services of Pakistan).
Professor V.Y. Belokrenitskiy, the Head of the CSNME and the Head of the sector of Pakistan made a welcoming speech to the participants of the round table. He briefed members of the high-ranking Pakistani delegation on the main areas of research carried out by Pakistan scholars of the Institute of Oriental Studies, gave an expert assessment of the current state of the Russian-Pakistani relations in the context of regional integration.
The topic of intensifying political dialogue and cooperation between Russia and Pakistan not only in the format of bilateral interstate cooperation, but also on a multilateral basis in the framework of various international and regional organizations, including the SCO, was further developed in the speeches of the participants in the ensuing discussion. From the Russian side these people made speeches: T.L. Shaumyan, senior research associates N.A. Zamaraev, I.N. Serenko, V.I. Sotnikov. Their reports noted the need to achieve stability and security in the vast space of Central and South Asia for the implementation of various joint economic projects.
The participants of the round table from the Pakistani side spoke in favor of further expanding the multifaceted cooperation of Pakistan and Russia. They noted the importance of strengthening mutual understanding and trust between the peoples of the two countries in order to build long-term Pakistan-Russia mutually beneficial cooperation.