|IPS partakes in 4th CSATTF conference in Kunming|
DG-IPS Khalid Rahman represented IPS in the 4th conference of 'China-South Asian Countries Think-Tank Forum (CSATTF)' held in Kunming, China from June-12-13, 2016.
The conference, which was a continuation of last year's proceeding, attempted to encourage understanding among China, South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, exploring the role of think-tanks in improving bilateral and multilateral relations while seeking to promote cooperation in the fields of economic, cultural and social development.
Terming CPEC a framework for holistic development, DG-IPS, in his presentation titled 'Perspectives on CPEC: Priority Sectors, Progress, Challenges and the Way Forward', stressed all the stakeholders to stay vigilant to thwart any propaganda theme aimed at undermining CPEC, while keeping an eye on the geopolitical landscape to avail any opportunities of changing and countering misconceptions relating to the project. He regarded this much-needed art of perception management a core weapon in today’s war dynamics.