FM Qureshi to attend two-day SCO moot in Tajikistan

Published: October 11, 2018
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.


Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. PHOTO: TWITTER @pid_gov

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will participate in a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan, reported Radio Pakistan on Thursday.

SCO’s 17th Council of Heads of Government meeting, hosted in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, will take place from October 11 to 12.


Earlier in May, Pakistan expressed its readiness to work with regional countries under the umbrella of SCO to eliminate the threat of terrorism.

The three-day SCO-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) Legal Experts meeting, hosted in Islamabad, was attended by delegates from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

It was also the first ever SCO meeting held in Pakistan since it became a member of the organisation in June 2017.

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Foreign Secretary  Tehmina Janjua, while inaugurating the summit, informed the participants about the regional importance of Pakistan by highlighting several facts such as comprising a consumer market of over 200 million people and a vast business potential.

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Pakistan, along with India, became a full SCO member in June 2017. The SCO was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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