By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai
ISLAMABAD: A dinner was hosted by the Defense Wing of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Pakistan, here on Wednesday. The dinner was to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts and initiatives of Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad that has achieved milestones in strengthening bilateral ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan.
His Excellency Ali Alizada, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan praised the management of CGSS and mentioned that CGSS has been playing an active role in introducing Azerbaijan to Pakistani people. He highlighted the recent Online Internship Program jointly organized by CGSS and Embassy of Azerbaijan, Pakistan that has brought the academia of both countries closer.
Colonel Mehman Novruzov, Defence Attache of the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Pakistan highlighted the role of CGSS for its contribution in the growing diplomatic ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, he specifically mentioned the importance of people to people contact that is now being established between both countries.
Maj Gen Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery HI(M), (Retd), President, CGSS highlighted that joint activities between Pakistan and Azerbaijan have played an active role in ensuring active future collaborations as well.
Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi, (Retd), Former Federal Defense Minister of Pakistan extended his gratitude to the Defense wing of Embassy of Azerbaijan for this brotherly gesture and acknowledgement. He said that Azerbaijan and Pakistan enjoy close brotherly ties and CGSS will actively work to enhance them further.
The dinner was also attended by Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram, (Retd), Executive Director CGSS;
Elchin Mehdiyev, Third Secretary from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan; Jawad Majid Member Advisory Board CGSS & Executive Director Silk Bank; Ms.Laraib Fatima Hassan, Communication & Coordination Manager CGSS along Major Emin Jahangirov, Deputy Defence AttachÃ©, Embassy of Azerbaijan to Pakistan.