Pakistan continues to advance SCO's goals, objectives: FM

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ISLAMABAD, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolute commitment to continue to advance the goals and objectives of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said in a statement Thursday night.

While addressing a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Member States of the SCO virtually from Islamabad on Thursday, Qureshi described the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the SCO as an important juncture where SCO leaders need to collectively chart the future course of the organization.

He said that regional security was imperative in fulfilling the SCO’s vision of regional prosperity and economic growth and in this endeavor, stability in Afghanistan was of critical importance for all member states of the SCO.

Pakistan will continue to play its role to assist the Afghan people in their hour of need by contributing towards its socio-economic development as well as engage with regional and international partners to advance shared goals and objectives, the foreign minister said.


He emphasized that projects aimed at building regional connectivity as well as creating linkages between businessmen and entrepreneurs were important to achieve regional economic growth.

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