ISSI, Algeria’s National Global Strategic Institute sign MoU

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Pakistan, Algerian think tanks to jointly face challenges of globalization by adopting scientific approach

Zubair Qureshi

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and Algeria’s National Global Strategic Institute or L’Institut National des Études de Stratégie Globale (INESG) on Thursday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in various fields such as research and consultation on global challenges, formulation of common approaches on the issues of common interest at the regional and international levels and evolving a joint scientific vision, etc.

The MoU signing was organized by Center for Afghanistan, Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) ISSI.

Ambassador of Algeria Brahim Romani, Director General (DG) of ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Chairman BoG, ISSI Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, and Director CAMEA Amina Khan attended the MoU signing ceremony at the ISSI headquarters in Islamabad while Ambassador of Pakistan in Algeria Dr Muhammad Tariq and Director General (DG) INESG Abdelaziz Medjahed attended the ceremony from Algiers via video link.

Welcoming the signing of MoU between two prestigious forums of Pakistan and Algeria, Ambassador Romani hoped the two institutes would meet the challenges of globalization and help accommodate the accelerating complicated global transformations and achieve better interaction and fruitful cooperation.

“Algeria is working under the leadership of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune through various state institutions, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community abroad under the supervision of Mr Ramtane Lamamra to promote relations and diversify partnerships with different regions of the world including the Asian region, in which Pakistan represents as a great country,” said the Algerian ambassador.

The Algerian embassy, he said, had put forward several initiatives including the idea of cooperation on strategic studies. He appreciated the prompt response of Abdelaziz Medjahed and Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and resultantly “the cooperation is achieved today.”

Both Algeria and Pakistan have a long history of solidarity that began with Pakistan’s support for the glorious Algerian revolution and its recognition of the Algerian interim government in September, 1958, said Ambassador Romani.

Earlier, Director CAMEA, Amina Khan in the introductory remarks stated the signing of MoU would further the relations between Pakistan and Algeria and establish institutional linkages between both sides for collaborative research and dialogue on issues of mutual interest”.

Director General ISSI Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry gave a brief introduction of the Institute and extended his commendation to both Centers and hoped that this association would help produce quality research and dialogue for mutual benefit.

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