Sartaj Aziz visits Bahrain to address Manama Dialogue

Bahrain: Javed Malik, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has said that special address by the Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz’s at The Manama Dialogue would highlight Pakistan’s perspective on the prevailing regional situation. The Manama Dialogue is organised by the prestigious British institute International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) that brings together Ministers and senior government officials from more than 20 countries including, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Spain, Singapore, Afghanistan, India in addition to international organisations, and global media.

Speaking about the importance of the Manama Dialogue, Ambassador Javed Malik stated that The Crown Prince of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa will formally welcome the Ministers at an inaugural dinner which would be followed by two days of important session in which global leaders would discuss important regional issues facing the region. Advisor to Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz will be a keynote speaker on 11th December and address the international delegates at Manama Dialogue about the prevailing regional situation and Pakistan’s perspective. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, and US Secretary of Defence Dr Ashton Carter will also address the manama dialogue

Ambassador Javed Malik said that on sidelines of the Manama Dialogue important bilateral meetings for the Advisor Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz are also being organised with Foreign Minister of Bahrain, H.E Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, and ministers of other countries, and a special meeting will also be held with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Latif Rashid Al Zayani to expand the ties between Pakistan and Gulf region.