ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached Dushanbe, Tajikistan to participate in a meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization-Council of Foreign Ministers. Two-day SCO-CFMs will begin in Dushanbe from July 13, 2021.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the FM is scheduled to hold parlays with his counterparts from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and China.
During his visit, Foreign Minister Qureshi will also meet the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. The SCO member nations foreign ministers will participate in the meeting to deliberate upon important regional and international issues. Pakistani FM will share with participants Pakistan’s perspective on the situation in Afghanistan and stress the imperative of a peaceful, negotiated political solution.
SCO’s major objectives include promoting mutual confidence and good-neighborly relations among member states, strengthening regional peace, security and stability, and create a framework for effective cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, and economy, culture, science and technology, education, energy, transportation, tourism, environmental protection, etc.
SCO is an important forum for further enhancement of 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.