(London) Sartaj Aziz Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs to speak about Post-2014 Transition in Afghanistan: Pakistan’s perspectives on Regional Security and Stability at the prestigious International Institute of Strategic Studies in London on Wednesday 12th March 2014.
Afghanistan is undergoing major political, economic and security transitions this year, including the completion of the draw down of NATO-ISAF combat forces by the end of December 2014. As Afghanistan’s key neighbour, how will this influence Pakistan’s policies? What will Pakistan’s perspectives be on regional security and stability?
Sartaj Aziz was appointed as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs in June 2013. Earlier, he served as Finance Minister of Pakistan from August 1990 to June 1993 and February 1997 to August 1998; and Foreign Minister of Pakistan from August 1998 to October 1999. Mr Aziz is a development economist, with a Degree in Commerce from the Punjab University in Pakistan and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Harvard University. He has written several books and articles, including Rural Development: Learning from China, and his memoirs Between Dreams and Realities: Some Milestones in Pakistan’s history (2009).