KAS-CONFERENCE BECAME MEDIA EVENT
Foreign Minister Qureshi has said that linkages between South and Central Asia could go a long way in promoting political, economical and cultural collaboration, especially its energy resources of the former Soviet Republics for their southeastern neighbours of Pakistan and India. Qureshi was inaugurating the two day seminar on "Building Political and Economic linkages between South and Central Asia", organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute of Regional Studies.
Bilateral Approach for Solutions
The intention of the Afghan-Pakistani Dialogue Forum of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is to establish a platform do discuss and to process political topics. The third Roundtable this year focused on „Terrorism as a challenge for nation building – bilateral approach for solutions“. The present publication includes all speeches and papers of the Roundtable. Please follow the link to get some more information.
Pakistan Engineering Council invites KAS
Pakistan Engineering Council invites KAS and Dr. Mulack
On October 22, 2008 Senator Rukhsana Zuberi, Chairperson of the Pakistan Engineering Council, invited the KAS Islamabad Office and the former German Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Gunter Mulack, to talk on renewable energies. Dr. Mulack is the current Executive Director and Member of the Board of the German Orient-Institute. Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are naturally replenished.
CONFERENCE WELL ATTENDED
Despite immense security measures 700 Guest participated
After the last assault Islamabad looks like a fortress. Nevertheless, despite great security measures nearly 700 guests attended the two day conference "Building Political and Economic linkages between South and Central Asia". Diplomats, ministers, journalists, members of parliament, students and scientists from 12 different countries visited the conference. Follow this link to get further information.
G8 AFG-PAK CONFERENCE
Former German Ambassador Dr. Gunter Mulack speaks on the G8 Afghanistan Pakistan Initiative
At the G8 meeting in Potsdam a wide range of issues was discussed, including the future of Kosovo as well as the situation in Afghanistan. In particular the representatives of the G8 states reconfirmed their support for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan & Afghanistan. Dr. Mulack referred in his speech to article 11 of the G8 Joint Statement, highlighting the importance of promoting contacts between the civil societies of both countries, bearing the nature of confidence building measures
STATEMANT BY KAS
Conference take place just one month after the terrible assault
The Foreign minister of Pakistan Mr. Makhdoom Qureshi inaugurated the conference, which has been funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Despite the strained security situation in Islamabad, KAS and Institute of Regional Studies decided to hold on the conference. The conference took in the Islamabad Club, because of the fact, that the intended place (Marriott Hotel) was totally destroyed by an assault at 20th September 2008.
Building Political and Economic linkages between South and Central Asia
Altogether 23 referees from 12 different countries followed the invitation of KAS and IRS to participate the conference "Building Political and Economic linkages between South and Central Asia" from 20th October to 21th October.
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
This book is one result of an international seminar organized by the Institute for Regional Studies Islamabad, Pakistan and the KAS on May 12, 2008. The conference was a part of the AFG-PAK DIALOGUE FORUM 2008 of KAS. The seminar addressed the prevailing political uncertainty and turmoil and deteriorating security conditions in Afghanistan and its implications for the international community and neighboring countries, especially Pakistan. Please follow the link to download the book
After the devastating assault to the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad with more than 50 victims, global concerns about Pakistan’s future and possible destabilization of Pakistan emerge. Pakistan´s government holds radical-Islamic Taliban responsible for this assault. Also the KAS office was damaged. Employees of our office weren’t injured. For cleanup the office will be closed for a couple of days.
G8 AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN INITIATIVE
On 20th September 2008 a guided tour of Berlin and Sanssouci took place. During the stay at Sanssouci the bomb attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad happened, in which more than 50 people were killed. In the course of the joint dinner a secretary of the Wolesi Jirga, Herr Shujazadah, compassionately expressed his deepest sympathy to the Pakistani representatives