One Day International Seminar on “Contemporary Relations between Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Present Challenges”

One Day International Seminar on    “Contemporary Relations between Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Present Challenges”

 Date: 22nd February, 2018

Venue: Islamabad Serena Hotel

SEMINAR PROGRAM

Inaugural Session I:

0900-1115 hrs.

 

0900-1000hrs

Registration and Recitation from the Holy Quran

(Proceeding to begin right on time)

 

1000-1015hrs

Introduction to SVI

 

1015-1030hrs

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Cheema

(President/Executive Director SVI)

 

1030-1050hrs

Address by the Chief Guest

 

1050-1115hrs

Tea Break

 

Session II:

1115-1345 hrs.

Dynamics of Pakistan-Saudi Arabia-Iran Relations and Emerging Landscape of the Middle East

Chair:  Amb. (R) Shamshad Ahmad

(Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan)

 

1115-1130hrs

Saudi Arabia-Iran Conundrums: Geo-political Realities

Speaker: Marvin G. Weinbaum

(Director, Pakistan Studies at Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. USA)

 

1130-1145hrs

Pakistan’s Relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Amb. (R) Fauzia Nasreen

(Advisor, COMSATS Secretariat)

 

1145-1200hrs

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and its Implications for the South Western Asian Region.

Speaker: Dr. Zulfqar Khan

(Head of Department, Strategic Studies, NDU, Islamabad)

 

1200-1230hrs

Questions-Answers/ Remarks by the Chair

 

1230-1245hrs

Keynote Address

 

1245-1345hrs

LUNCH

Session III:

1345-1600 hrs.

Regional Security Complex: Pakistan-Iran and Saudi Arabia Relations

Chair:  Lt. General (R) Syed Muhammad Owais

(Former Secretary Defense production)

 

1345-1400hrs

Pakistan-Iran Relations: Political and Strategic Dimension

Speaker: Amb. (R) Arif Kamal

(Pakistan’s Former Ambassador to Qatar)

 

1400-1415hrs

Russian Perspective on CPEC

Speaker: Mr. Ruslan Mamedov

(Program Coordinator Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow, Russia) 

 

1415-1430hrs

CPEC: Prospects and Dividends for Iran and Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Amb. (R) Syed Hassan Javed

(Director Chinese Studies Center, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NUST, Islamabad)

 

1430-1500hrs

Questions-Answers/ Remarks by the Chair

 

1500-1515hrs

Keynote Address

 

1515-1530hrs

Conclusion and Remarks by the Rapporteur

Mr. Ross Masood Husain

(Chairperson Strategic Vision Institute)

 

1530-1600hrs

TEA

 




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