Pakistan set to host 2nd iteration of Islamabad Security Dialogue tomorrow

The two-day-long second iteration of the Islamabad Security Dialogue is all set to begin in the federal capital on Friday, April 1 under the theme “Comprehensive Security: Reimagining International Cooperation”.

The flagship Islamabad Security Dialogue organized by the National Security Division will open robust debate on “Comprehensive Security” with a focus on re-validating international cooperation and welcome policymakers, legislators, academia, and experts to unveil discourse on key issues.

Several Pakistani and international policy experts from the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Russia, European Union, Japan, the Philippines, and other countries will attend the event to share their views on emerging challenges in international security.

Maiden National Security Advisers forum

This year the Islamabad Security Dialogue will be the first-ever National Security Advisers forum where serving National Security Advisers from China, Central Asia and Middle East will share their thoughts on the future of regional security.

National Security Adviser Dr.Moeed Yusuf said, the Islamabad Security Dialogue 2022 would unveil an intellectual debate focusing on international cooperation amid fluid world order.

“The theme of Islamabad Security Dialogue for this year is centered on international cooperation. At a time when the world is going through acute contestation; great power competition is accentuating,” said the NSA.

“We look forward to welcoming you at the Islamabad Security Dialogue taking place on April 1st and 2nd in Islamabad”, he added.

PM Khan to inaugurate the Dialogue

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Dialogue flagship event. A special video message of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Challenges in International Security will also be played in the Dialogue. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, and the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Assad Umar, and several other notable officials will deliver keynote addresses.

COAS to open second day of the Dialogue

The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will open the second day of the Dialogue on April 2. General Bajwa is also scheduled to also host a dedicated session with former National Security Advisers of Pakistan.

Various sessions:

The two-day hybrid event will also include sessions on:

  • “Leveraging Geo-economics Through Growth and Connectivity”
  • “Navigating Disinformation and Discourse in the Information Age”
  • “Challenges to International Security”
  • “Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in International Law”, and
  • “Towards Citizen Centric National Security”

The Islamabad Security Dialogue was initially launched in March 2021 by the National Security Division, in collaboration with the Advisory Board of the National Security Committee of Pakistan. It is the first of its kind forum to welcome global, regional, and local security experts and analysts, decision-makers, and academia to dwell on critical challenges and opportunities faced by not only Pakistan by the entire Asian region.

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