The 15th Session of Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs was held at the Foreign Office under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended among others by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andaleeb Abbas, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, eminent academicians, retired ambassadors, and government officials.
The Foreign Minister apprised the participants of key engagements in the foreign affairs domain, since the last session of the Council, including Pakistan’s re-election to the Human Rights Council, and commencement of Intra-Afghan negotiations.
The Council deliberated important recent developments having a bearing on Pakistan’s foreign relations.
The rising trend of Islamophobia, its causes, implications and remedies was also discussed.
Headed by the Foreign Minister, the Advisory Council provides a platform to channel independent expert opinion into foreign policy formulation. The latest meeting marked its 15th Session.