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The Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR) is a strategic think tank, building a positive narrative at the national and international levels. COPAIR initiates and advocates policies in order to build a sustainable, inclusive and resilient Pakistan. COPAIR aims to foster an effective foreign policy of Pakistan and to forge strong diplomatic, political and economic ties of the country, along with the provision of a platform for the engagement of foreign and local speakers and intelligentsia to discuss various global issues in achieving sustainable development goals. The Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR) is dedicated to the study of defence and security, regional and global affairs It is a non-partisan platform providing expert policy analysis educational and professional development services. COPAIR seeks to promote in-depth analysis of national and international affairs and one which thrives on the intersection of policy formulation and policymaking. Our center reflects our dedication to promoting the understanding of global affairs in a world engulfed in complexity.

Advisory Board

Ambassador Khalid Mahmood

Ambassador Khalid Mahmood

Senior Advisor and Former Ambassador of Pakistan
Ammar Jaffri

Ammar Jaffri

Senior Advisor
Dr. Sajid Baloch

Dr. Sajid Baloch

Senior Consultant
Objective

COPAIR aims to assist the governmental and non-governmental actors in policy formation, promotion of national interests and building a positive image of the country in the international arena.

Our Mission

to assist national development through systematic research and divergent analysis based on the principles of national progression, upholding human rights, propagating a positive image of Pakistan and a strong national defense.

Our Team

Awais Siddique

Awais Siddique

Research Associate/Coordinator
Hadi Bandial

Hadi Bandial

Research Associate
Saima Zaman

Saima Zaman

Research Associate/Coordinator
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Message of COPAIR President

As President of the Center of Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR), I am pleased to present our Annual Report 2016-17. COPAIR’s primary objective is to hold sessions and dialogues for envoys and policy makers in Pakistan, conduct research on Pakistan’s foreign policy, promote economic and industrial linkages for investment both locally and abroad, promoting trade ties, develop alternative perspectives, provide new insights and make policy recommendations to the stakeholders. COPAIR has risen to a significant peak in Pakistan’s policy-making process and has created more influence than what was ever expected. Each year, it continues to move beyond its accomplishments of the previous year.

This past year, compared to previous ones, saw developments that have had striking impacts on a global scale in the context of cementing ties with the world economies and exploring investment ventures, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), security environment in Pakistan, Europe, Africa and Middle East regions all rose to prominence in our works in 2017. We held regular meetings and exchanged views with our partners from important capitals in 2017. Along with numerous events that it undertook, COPAIR became a stakeholder in brokering multilateral pacts between the national and international actors for development and investment.

COPAIR, besides special supplements on the national days of the countries successfully managed to bring out 12 issues of Melange, a widely circulated international magazine. The magazine is circulated to diplomatic missions, international actors, development partners, national policy makers, industrial tycoons and investors alike. Besides, scholars and researchers prefer to pick the publication from different book stores and vendors. Thanks to the invaluable contributions of our fellow scholars, Melange is becoming a much more cited and credible magazine. In 2017, Melange covered very distinctive volumes on diplomatic activities, women empowerment, echoing voices of youth, fostering economic/investment opportunities and highlighting issues of global interest.

Under the COPAIR umbrella, we continued to promote real estate development, investment in energy sector, industrial mining, foreign investment, trade and industry, establishing business clubs, E-Women, fostering youth development, project management and consultancy. At our round the year programs, COPAIR invited envoys and senior diplomats of different countries to share their experiences, investment opportunities and initiatives for enhancing ties with Pakistan. In 2017, we reached out to more than 12??? Diplomats and investors/corporate partners. The COPAIR President and its team actively participated in 20??? International events centered at international relations, investment and economic forums and initiatives for women empowerment.

All in all, we are always willing to enhance, maintain and diversify our relations with all the countries across the globe, accessible partners, investors and multiple stakeholders. We strongly believe that reaching out to more people and sharing views will help us to shape future policies and enable us all to operate more effectively and in greater cooperation. We are determined to bring the diplomatic community, policy makers and investors together more than ever and make a valuable difference in and contribution to Pakistan’s mutual relationship with the world.

As President of the Center for Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR), it has been very satisfying for me to see the evolutionary process through which the COPAIR has passed and its emergence as a lead organization of the country, enjoying the goodwill and support of all stakeholders. For this, I am indebted to all the directors and members of the COPAIR who have given so much of their valuable time towards refining the policies and procedures of COPAIR. Coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences, they consistently add new values and dimensions to the COPAIR. It has been rewarding to see how well the policies of the board have been translated into actions by the management team. Their response towards the challenges has been outstanding as is evident from the fact that all targets set by the board of directors have been surpassed.

On this occasion, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the policy makers of Pakistan and the diplomatic corps for their valuable support and to the COPAIR and Melange staff for their contributions.
Sincerely, Amna Malik

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COPAIR AWARDS

Startup Pakistan

StartUp Pakistan got an award from Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahatir Mohammad

Startup Pakistan

Malaysia
Startup Pakistan

StartUp Pakistan got an award from the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi.

Startup Pakistan

Islamabad
E-Women

COPAIR’s E-Women initiative got an award from the former President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain.

E-Women

New York
National Media Workshop

Certificate of Appreciation from Lt. General Mohammad Saeed – President NDU and General Asif Ali – DG ISSRA

National Media Workshop

Gemstones Industry

Center for Gemstones Mining and Trade got an Award.

Gemstones Industry

New York