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Professor Dr Agnieszka Kuszewska, an expert on South Asia especially India and Pakistan, has said that one of the reasons behind Trump's statement is to counter Pakistan Russia growing relations and Russia's influence in the region.

She said that this is not for the first time that eyebrows were raised due to the statements from the USA and current American president. She was addressing a seminar organized by Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre on "President Trump's Policy in South Asia: The impact on Pakistan." Professor Dr Agnieszka and Dr Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska from Institute of Social Sciences, University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Warsaw, Poland were the guest speakers on the occasion.

Pakistan Study Centre Acting Director Dr Amjad Abbas Magsi, Professor Dr Aqdas Ali Kazmi, Dr Ahmed Ejaz, faculty members and a number of students were present on the occasion. She said that Trump's policy is a hard power policy, based on realism to strengthen its strategic presence in the region. Pakistan will remain a significant ally of the USA whatever the statement given by American leaders. Pakistan-USA relations deteriorated since 2011 after Usama Bin Laden incident.

She concluded by saying that Pakistan should adopt its policy in accordance with contemporary geopolitical dynamics. One should not rely on only one ally, international polity.

Dr Agnieszka Nitza- Makowska, an expert of International Relations, in her key note speech focused on "The Dynamics of Contemporary International-Relations: The CPEC and Brexit". The CPEC in the long run project and will influence Pakistan-EU bilateral cooperation. Their relations are economically oriented rather than strategic one. The GSP plus gives Pakistan almost duty free access to EU market. From Pakistan's perspective economy and cooperation with the EU would be the most productive in infrastructure, energy production and in the sectors of communication, metallurgy and irrigation etc.

She said that CPEC in the long run would influence Pakistan-EU bilateral cooperation. She said that their relations are economically oriented rather than strategic one. She said that the GSP plus gave Pakistan almost duty free access to EU market.

She said that from Pakistan's economic perspective, cooperation with the EU would be the most productive in infrastructure, energy production and in the sectors of communication, metallurgy, irrigation etc. However, she said, the EU might miss the opportunities provided by the CPEC as it remained challenged by Brexit. London, due to its ties with Islamabad, may appear more attractive partner to Pakistan than the EU, she added.



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