Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday (May 22) while addressing two-day Shanghai Cooperation rganization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan offered Pakistan’s experience and expertise with the SCO friends to deal with terrorism. Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, he stressed the need for addressing root causes of the curse. He said Pakistan is amongst the few countries which successfully countered terrorism.
On Afghanistan, Qureshi said it is a matter of satisfaction that the Afghan peace process has started. He said Pakistan will continue to facilitate the Afghan peace process owned and led by its own people.
The Foreign Minister said conflict resolution is important for peace and stability in the South Asian region. He said Pakistan has given the message of peace by opening the Kartarpur Corridor for the Sikh community. He said we have practically reinforced the Shanghai spirit through Kartarpur corridor. He also called for collective efforts amongst the SCO member countries to meet the present day challenges and to achieve sustainable development.
Referring to the Geo strategic location of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project will help further promote links in the region.
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