By John Okeke
The recently established ’Center for Mid East & Africa Studies’ (CMEAS) at the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a Webinar Event on ‘Africa Day’ in Islamabad.
Moderated by former Foreign Secretary Ambassdor Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary, DG ISSI and Dr. Anna, Director CMEAS, the Event welcomed High Commissioner of Kenya as Dr. Julius Kibet Bitok, as Dean of African Missions as ‘Key Note Speaker’ whereas Ambassdor Ali Javed, Additional Foreign Secretary High, Chief of Africa Division shared his thoughts as ‘Chief Guest’ among other illustrious speakers.
Ambassador Javed underlined the recent and ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and African States towards facilitation of each others citizens stranded in their territories adding that nearly a dozen special flights have repatriated 2030 Pakistanis and 800 Africans national in very challenging circumstances which reflected a tangible strength of the relationship deeply embedded in their peoples.
ISSI has 24,000 active followers and celebrates the Event annually.