The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held an In-House meeting with a 7 member Media Delegation from Kazakhstan on November 20, 2017. The members of the Kazakhstan delegation included: Mr. Zhanat Seidumanov, DG, Almaty National Library/President Association of Publishers, Printers & Booksellers; Mr. Arnur Rakhymbekov, Head of Foreign Correspondents Section in Central Office News Agency Kazinform; Dr. Samal Tuleubayeva, Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, Eurasian National University; Mr. Bakhitkhozha Rustemov, Writer/Journalist; Mr. Bolat Tokabayev, Chief Expert, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies; Mr. Gabit Moldamurat, Director, Akzhayt Magazine and Mr. Paltore Yktiyar, Dean of Oriental Studies, Al-Farabi University.
The Chairman ISSI, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, welcomed the delegation and emphasized on the brotherly ties that exist between Pakistan and Kazakhstan. Referring to his recent visit to Kazakhstan, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood spoke about the warm welcome and generous hospitality he received from the people of Kazakhstan. He stated that he was very much impressed by the economic activity and development that is taking place in Kazakhstan, and that Astana is becoming a very attractive and vibrant capital.