On July 8, 2021, a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan Sajjad Ahmed Seehar took place at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At the meeting, he was accompanied by an employee of the Embassy Altynai Komekova.
Director Zarema Shaukenova, deputy director Sanat Kushkumbayev, head of the International studies department (ISD) Assel Nazarbetova, senior research fellow of ISD Kymbat Nurgaliyeva took part in the meeting on behalf of KazISS.
During the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of current issues on the bilateral agenda. The progressive development of relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian fields which will reach the 30-year mark in the coming year was noted.
An exchange of views took place on key issues of the international and regional agenda including the problems of ensuring security and combating terrorism, resolving the crisis and peacebuilding in Afghanistan, the economy and the development of transport and communication interaction as well as water resources management in Central Asia.
Following the meeting, the parties reaffirmed their commitment to further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the RK in a constructive manner, facilitating the establishment of contacts and strengthening partnerships between the analytical centers of the two countries, organizing and holding joint meetings and events in online and offline modes.
It should be noted that KazISS has a long history of fruitful cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Back in 2006, in Almaty, KazISS together with the Embassy of the IRP to the RK held an international «round table» on the topic «Relations between Kazakhstan and Pakistan: status and prospects» with the participation of experts from the Institute, representatives of the senior officers of the Armed Forces of the IRP, attendees of the National defense college of Pakistan (http://www.kisi.kz/index.php/ru/2006-god/870-otnosheniya-mezhdu-kazakhstanom-i-pakistanom-sostoyanie-i-perspektivy-materialy-mezhdunarodnogo-kruglogo-stola-6-aprelya-2006-g-almaty-kisi-pri-prezidente-rk-2006-36-s).
Also, the KazISS under the President of the RK continues to successfully develop cooperation with the think tanks of Pakistan. So, in May 2018, on the margins of the annual forum of the Shanghai cooperation organization in Nur-Sultan, an expert meeting of KazISS employees with representatives of the Center for global and strategic studies of the IRP was held which confirmed the intention of the parties to strengthen partnerships and promote the intensification of scientific and analytical cooperation between expert circles of two states (http://www.kisi.kz/index.php/ru/allcategories-ru-ru/21-meropriyatiya/2018-god/211-eksperty-kisi-proveli-vstrechu-s-predstavitelyami-tsentra-globalnykh-i-strategicheskikh-issledovanij-islamskoj-respubliki-pakistan).
At the same time, KazISS experts took part in events organized by the Institute of strategic studies of Pakistan (2017 г.) (http://www.kisi.kz/index.php/ru/allcategories-ru-ru/20-meropriyatiya/2017-god/91-ekspert-kisi-kaziss-prinyal-uchastie-v-rabochikh-vstrechakh-organizovannykh-pakistanskim-institutom-strategicheskikh-issledovanij-issi), Center for global and strategic studies jointly with the National security division of the Government of Pakistan (2018 г.) (http://kisi.kz/index.php/ru/allcategories-ru-ru/21-meropriyatiya/2018-god/154-eksperty-kisi-prinyali-uchastie-v-mezhdunarodnom-seminare-v-islamabade-pakistan).