Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR) organizes exclusive talk of His Excellency Mohammed Motahar Alashabi on “Pakistan and Yemen bilateral ties”


Islamabad: Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR) organized an exclusive talk of His Excellency Mohammed Motahar Alashabi, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the topic “Pakistan and Yemen bilateral ties”

Zukhruf Amin- Research Associate COPAIR hosted the session. President COPAIR in her welcoming remarks expressed profound gratitude to his Excellency Mohammed Motahar Alashabi and the rest of the participants. Further referring to the religious and historic connections between the two countries, President COPAIR called for the promotion of people-to-people contact, business, trade, and constructive bilateral relations. Bilateral cooperation should be diversified to meet the potential of both states. Common areas for coordination and reinforcing harmony are development, economy, culture, and science and technology, she concluded.

H.E Mohammed Motahar Alashabi in his address stated that Pakistan and Yemen enjoy cordial relations as both are intertwined in shared bonds of religion, culture, and values. Pakistan is a peace-loving country and is progressing at a good pace. H.E further noted that Pakistan is blessed with scenic and historic places with a lot of potential in tourism. Referring to trade potential between the two countries, H.E Motahar Alashabi said the volume of trade between Yemen and Pakistan needs much to be desired and can be enhanced in foreseeable future. While giving an extensive review of the Yemen crisis he mentioned that this power struggle has affected the common masses. He further called for efforts of the international community for crisis mitigation and durable peace.

Khalif Latif- Director International Affairs– COPAIR gave an inclusive insight on the contemporary developments of the Yemen conflict and the prospect of a peaceful resolution of the crisis. He underscored a comprehensive, inclusive multi-track approach that covers political, security and economic issues. This framework will aim to facilitate incremental progress in each of these areas, as part of an overall process to reach a durable political settlement.

Raja Faisal: Editor Voice of Mélange stated that Pak-Yemen relations are tied up with deep historical, religious, and cultural bonds. Concerning the Yemen conflict, he was of the view that International cooperation is vital to guarantee peace and security in the country and the entire region.

Tazeen Akthar, Editor in Chief Pakistan in the World gave a comprehensive review of  Pak-Yemen Relations. He underlined constructive economic engagement between the two countries. He also called for more concerted and coordinated efforts at a global level to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

Syed Mushahid Husain Naqvi- Program Director COPAIR stated that religion, culture, and values are the core imperatives of bilateral ties between two countries and it can be further transcended into exploring avenues of economic and social cooperation.

At the end, Of the event president, COPAIR presented a souvenir to His Excellency and pledged further cooperation.

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