Friday, January 22, 2016

Peace and Security in South Asia: with The Foreign Secretary from Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

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The region of South Asia has long been facing many peace and security challenges including terrorism and border conflicts. However, sustained engagement with Afghanistan by pursuing a policy of co-operation, trust-building and non-interference, and sustained dialogue with India ensuring resolution of all issues in accordance with international legality, preservation of past agreements and promotion of shared prosperity are integral part of Pakistan’s future vision of peace and stability in South Asia. Pakistan’s resolve to counter and eradicate terrorism and extremism in its all manifestations, and improving relations with its neighbors bode a promising future. Foreign Secretary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry joins Asia Society to discuss Pakistan’s role and contribution to peace and security in South Asia.

About Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan with 35 years of bilateral and multilateral experience.
Presently serving as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since December 2013. Earlier he served as the Foreign Office Spokesman.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Chaudhry has served as Additional Foreign Secretary for UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.
Overseas, he served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, where he engaged in active public diplomacy in cooperation with Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications.
In his other overseas assignments, Mr. Chaudhry served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO in Tehran, and Pakistan Embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo.
Holds Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.
Mr. Chaudhry is married, and has three children. He was born in 1958.

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