Envoys’ Conference (1-3 Aug 2016) begins in Islamabad

A 3-Day Envoys’ Conference is starting tomorrow (Monday) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. Nine envoys of Pakistan accredited to various capitals and multilateral institutions have been invited to participate. The Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, will grace the occasion at the concluding session during which he will be briefed on the outcome and he will share his vision of foreign policy.

The envoys who have been invited are Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani (Washington DC), Ambassador Masood Khalid (Beijing), High Commissioner Abdul Basit (New Delhi), Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi (UN New York), Ambassador Ayesha Riyaz (Vienna), Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi (Brussels / EU), Ambassador Abrar Hussain (Afghanistan), Ambassador Tehmina Janjua (UN/Geneva) and Ambassador Qazi M. Khalilullah (Moscow).

The Envoys’ Conference is a regular feature in which Pakistan’s representatives in various regions brief the government on important developments in their respective areas of accreditation, and challenges and opportunities arising out of such developments. The envoys also present their recommendations towards existing foreign policy with a view to review, adapt and recalibrate policy in accordance with the prevalent strategic, political and economic trends. Last year’s Envoys’ Conference had focussed on connectivity, and regional issues and developments.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs