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Wednesday 8 December 2021

Meeting with Mr. Zafar Yab Khan

Meeting with Mr. Zafar Yab Khan Meeting with Mr. Zafar Yab Khan

 
In the Pakistani sector of Near and Middle East Study Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies an exchange of views took place. Mr. Zafar Yab Khan, the Press Counselor of the Pakistani Embassy in Moscow, had a dialogue with the Russian experts.

The Russian researchers met and exchanged views with ​​Mr. Zafar Yab Khan, the Press Counselor of the Pakistan Islamic Republic Embassy, in the Pakistani sector of the Near and Middle East Study Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies. Mr. Zafar Yab Khan arrived in Moscow with a working visit. The meeting took place on the 8th of December 2021, it was held on the initiative of the Pakistani side. 

Mr. Zafar Yab Khan noted the positive dynamics of bilateral Russian-Pakistani relations in the context of strengthening the regional integration processes and interconnectedness of Central and South Asian states. Then he emphasized the need for further interaction between the analytical centers of the two countries to develop and promote an agenda for a long-term bilateral strategic partnership.

From the Russian side the following people took part in the discussion: Professor V.Ya. Belokrenitsky, the Head of the Near and Middle East Study Center, N.A. Zamaraeva, N.V. Melekhina, I.N. Serenko, senior researchers of the Pakistani sector of the Institute of Oriental Studies, V.I. Sotnikov, the researcher of the Department of Economic Problems of the Institute, U.V. Okimbekov, the Head of Afghanistan sector and O.E. Mitrofanenkov, the junior researcher. 

The meeting participants had a lively discussion on a wide range of issues on Russian-Pakistani relations that were evolving during the complex situation in modern Afghanistan.

Then the event attendees expressed a common opinion on the need to continue the useful contacts between the research and diplomatic structures of the two countries for further foreign policy rapprochement of Moscow and Islamabad and strengthening the interstate cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.