A Conversation with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

June 4, 2015 - 9:30 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
A Conversation with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Moderated by:
Mr. Shuja Nawaz
Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed office, Pakistan has embarked on a proactive campaign to reach out to its neighbors as part of a larger vision for a peaceful neighborhood. Today, increased high-level exchanges with its neighbors reflect this important policy shift designed to secure Pakistan internally and externally. Building on this momentum, Pakistan is pursuing a number of regional economic connectivity projects, such as the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, the China-Pakistan economic corridor, and the Central Asia and South Asia electricity project. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will discuss how Pakistan is positioning itself in its quest for regional peace, security, and enduring development.

DATE:             Thursday, June 4, 2015

TIME:              9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

LOCATION:      Atlantic Council
                        1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
                        Washington, DC 20005

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Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is the current Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, and looks after international affairs, economic coordination, and disarmament affairs. He has thirty-one years of bilateral and multilateral experience with Pakistan's Foreign Service. Ambassador Chaudhry previously served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands (2009-12), and represented Pakistan in the United Nations for over six years as Pakistan's Deputy Permanent Representative and earlier as Counsellor (2000-06). He also represented Pakistan in various international organizations, such as Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and various embassy appointments in the United States, Qatar, and Egypt.