Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday (June 14) while addressing a session of SCO’s Council Head of the States meeting in Bishkek, condemned terrorism in all its form and manifestations, including State-terrorism against people under illegal occupation. he said growing intolerance and Islamophobia are threatening to accentuate religious fault-lines.
The prime minister further said, Pakistan remains ready to share its expertise to counter-terrorism. He urged the SCO members to establish a comprehensive framework for combating corruption and white-collar crime. “These geographic proximities and economic imperatives draw us closer to SCO,” PM Imran said. “Pakistan’s foreign policy outlook is anchored on the inextricable link between peace and development.”
“The world stands at cross-roads. For the first time in ages, we are seeing the advent of a multi-polar global order,” the prime minister said, adding, “There are increasing barriers to open trade and innovation.” Speaking about the evolving situation in Gulf and Middle East, PM Imran said, “We join the SCO members in urging the parties to exercise restraint, take steps to deescalate the situation and find solution through diplomatic means.”
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17 November, 2019