Pak-Russian relations prompted Trump’s statement: Dr Agnieszka

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore

Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Kuszewska, an expert on South Asia especially India and Pakistan, has said that one of the reasons behind Trump’s statement is to counter Pakistan Russia growing relations and Russia’s influence in the region. She said that this is not for the first time that eyebrows were raised due to the statements from the USA and current American president. She was addressing a seminar organized by Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre on “President Trump’s Policy in South Asia: The impact on Pakistan.” Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Kuszewska and Dr. Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska from Institute of Social Sciences, University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Warsaw, Poland were guest speakers on the occasion.
Pakistan Study Centre Acting Director Dr. Amjad Abbas Magsi, Prof Dr Aqdas Ali Kazmi, Dr Ahmed Ejaz, faculty members and a number of students were present on the occasion. She added that Trump’s policy is a hard power policy, based on realism to strengthen its strategic presence in the region. Pakistan will remain a significant ally of the USA whatever the statement given by American leaders. Pakistan-USA relations deteriorated since 2011 after Usama Bin Laden incident. She concluded by saying that Pakistan should adopt its policy in accordance with contemporary geopolitical dynamics. One should not rely on only one ally, international polity. Dr. Agnieszka Nitza- Makowska, an expert of International Relations, in her key note speech focused on “The Dynamics of Contemporary International-Relations: The CPEC and Brexit”. The CPEC in the long run will influence Pakistan-EU bilateral cooperation.