ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will depart on Wednesday for Moscow to attend a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
The meeting is being held from Sept 9 to 10 to prepare the agenda for the next summit. Mr Qureshi would hold bilateral interactions on the sidelines of the CFM meeting.
The CFM is one the top forums of the eight-member regional bloc that deliberates on important regional and international issues and considers documents for approval and adoption by the Council of Heads of State.
“The Moscow SCO-CFM will consider more than 20 documents for subsequent adoption in the SCO Council of Heads of State. It will also adopt a Joint Communiqué reflecting member states’ unified stance on important regional and international issues,” the Foreign Office said.
“Pakistan has been actively contributing in working towards achieving SCO’s multi-sectoral agenda through participation in various SCO mechanisms. SCO is an important forum for further enriching our deep-rooted historical and cultural links with member states, providing these ties a sound economic foundation, and promoting Pakistan as a regional trade and transit corridor,” it said.