|CICIR delegation visits IPS|
A delegation of CICIR – China Institute of Contemporary International Relations – comprising Fu Mengzi, Vice President & Research Professor, Ni Jianjun, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economic Studies and Wung Shida, Chief of Southwest Asia Unit, Institute of South & Southeast Asian & Oceanian Studies – visited IPS on April 20, 2016.
The delegates had a detailed session with IPS faculty, which opened with a presentation on Pak-China relations and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPED) by DG-IPS Khalid Rahman.
He highlighted that the CPEC – which brings in its fold countless opportunities for both the countries – is on one hand a reflection and an outcome of the deep-rooted trust between them; and on the other represents the potential of taking this relationship to newer heights.
He further stressed that the ultimate success of the project would depend on sustaining the spirit of the historical mutual trust, mutual benefit and mutual respect between the two countries, for which it was necessary to keep a constant watch on the geopolitical landscape in the backdrop of enhanced connectivity and the war dynamics in the contemporary world.