Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is visiting Bahrain from today to attend ‘the Manama dialogue’, in which more than 20 counties are participating. Manama dialogue or the 12th regional security summit is being organized jointly by the ministry of foreign affairs of Bahrain and a British think tank, international institute of strategic studies. Organised annually, the Iiss-Manama dialogue provides a platform for participating states to exchange views on regional challenges. This year’s dialogue takes place amid a set of political, economic, social and security challenges in and around the middle east and north africa of a global importance and urgency. The crown prince of Bahrain Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will inaugurate the event. Besides ministerial level participation from several important countries, leading international opinion makers, experts, heads of organizations, and international media will also take part in the manama dialogue. Advisor to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz will be a keynote speaker and he will present Pakistan’s perspective on prevailing and emerging security challenges facing the region and the world at large. Sartaj Aziz is expected to hold bilateral meetings with the foreign minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, and ministers of other countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the U.K., and Canada.