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On March 29, 2021, at 10:00 am Moscow time (GMT+3), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan) are holding an open Zoom webinar “Russia-Pakistan Cooperation: Regional Interests and Global Context”. The event will be attended by leading experts from Russia and Pakistan.

The webinar seeks to find ways to enhance cooperation between Russia and Pakistan and discuss the approaches of the two states to security issues.

On March 29, 2021, at 10:00 am Moscow time (GMT+3), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan) are holding an open Zoom webinar “Russia-Pakistan Cooperation: Regional Interests and Global Context”. The event will be attended by leading experts from Russia and Pakistan.

The webinar seeks to find ways to enhance cooperation between Russia and Pakistan and discuss the approaches of the two states to security issues.

Opening remarks will be made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Zafar Iqbal Cheema, SVI President and Executive Director, and Shafqat Ali Khan, H.E. Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation.

Speakers of the first session include:

  • Zeeshan Hayat, Senior Research Associate, Strategic Vision Institute

  • Vyacheslav Belokrenitsky, Head, Centre for the Study of Near and Middle Eastern Countries, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), RIAC Expert

  • Tariq Osman Hyder, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

  • Andrey Pavlov, Assistant Professor, St. Petersburg State University, School of International Relations

Moderator: Russian Mamedov, RIAC Program Manager

Speakers of the second session include:

  • Vasily Kuznetsov, Head of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies under Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC Member

  • Arif Kamal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; former Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Research, and Analysis (ISSRA) at the National Defense University, Pakistan

  • Julia Roknifard, Assistant Professor, School of Politics, History and International Relations, University of Nottingham (Malaysia), Consultant for PIR Center, RIAC Expert

  • Ahyousha Khan, Senior Research Associate, Strategic Vision Institute (SVI)

Moderator: Qazi Mohammad Khalilullah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Ambassador of Pakistan to Russia (2016–2019)

Working language: English.

The event starts at 10:00am (GMT+3) on March 29 via Zoom.

Registration is mandatory for all participants. Email for registration: welcome@russiancouncil.ru

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Guidelines for webinar participants:

— Microphones will be enabled only for the speakers and moderators.

— Questions addressed to the speakers should be typed in the chat (please indicate to whom a question is addressed, as well as your name and affiliation).

— The participants may be given the right to ask a question or speak out on a problem by the decision of the moderator. Presentation time is limited to 2 minutes.

— For violation of the rules, the participant will be removed from the event.


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