Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend SCO


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.

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