PM Imran arrives in Bishkek to attend SCO meeting

PM will address two sessions of the meeting, have bilateral dialogue with other participating leaders

Rizwan Ghilzai June 13, 2019
PM Imran arrives in Bishkek. PHOTO: Twitter/@PTIofficial

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived in Kyrgyzstan to represent Pakistan in the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

PM Imran was received by  Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and the Kyrgyz Minister for Health Kosmosbek Sarievich Cholponbaev.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar are accompanying the PM.

The PM will address two sessions of the meeting and will have bilateral interaction with other participating leaders on the sidelines.

Earlier this week, PM Imran had said that he is looking forward to meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on the SCO sidelines.

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A number of decisions will be approved by country heads, besides the signing of agreements to intensify cooperation in diverse fields.

The leaders of SCO member and observer states as well as representatives of important international organisations will attend the summit.

Since becoming an SCO member in 2017, Pakistan has been actively participating at all levels in various moots including foreign affairs, defence, national security, economy and trade, science and technology, youth and women empowerment, tourism and media.

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Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had attended the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bishkek last month, which considered and finalised the documents and decisions to be signed by SCO leaders during the Council of Heads of State (CHS) meeting.

The CHS is the highest forum of SCO which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the organisation.



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