Report – In-house meeting with Chinese Delegation from China Foundation for Peace and Development

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised an In-House Meeting with a delegation from China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) on February 16, 2016. The delegation was led by Mr. Ji Ping, Deputy Secretary General, CFPD. Other members of the delegation included: Mr. Bai Anmin, Deputy Director of CFPD; Mr. Ge Lei, Programme Officer CFPD; and Mr. Mei Jing, Second Secretary of China Embassy. Invitees at the meeting included Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Talat Masood, defence analyst, Mr. Ghulam Murtaza, Punjab University, and representatives from other think tanks in Islamabad.Welcoming the delegation, the Director General ISSI introduced the CFPD and the work it has been doing in Pakistan, especially its support to Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

Welcoming the delegation, the Director General ISSI introduced the CFPD and the work it has been doing in Pakistan, especially its support to Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).In his opening remarks, Mr. Ji Ping thanked the ISSI for arranging the meeting and introduced his team members. He said China considered Pakistan a dear brother and that they always felt that they could discuss issues with Pakistani friends in a frank manner. He apprised the participants about a project CFPD has undertaken in Gwadar to provide vocational training in the area. He said he mainly wanted to know from Pakistani participants about their view of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and what type – economic, political, security, or any other – of threats or potential threats did it face?

In his opening remarks, Mr. Ji Ping thanked the ISSI for arranging the meeting and introduced his team members. He said China considered Pakistan a dear brother and that they always felt that they could discuss issues with Pakistani friends in a frank manner. He apprised the participants about a project CFPD has undertaken in Gwadar to provide vocational training in the area. He said he mainly wanted to know from Pakistani participants about their view of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and what type – economic, political, security, or any other – of threats or potential threats did it face?

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