ISLAMABAD: While relations with neighbouring countries such as China and Iran are faring well, there was a need to better manage ties with eastern and western neighbours India and Afghanistan. This was stated by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry during a talk on the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan’s foreign policy at Air University in Islamabad on Friday. “Pakistan has excellent relations with China and Iran, however, the conflicting relations with India and Afghanistan need to be managed tactfully,” he said. Chaudhry said that terrorism is the biggest challenge the country faces today. He added that unrest in Afghanistan affects Pakistan badly, making national security vulnerable to various threats. Talking about CPEC, Chaudhry said the project is providing numerous opportunities for national development.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2017.