The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that stability in the war-torn Afghanistan was important to achieve the target of regional connectivity among the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
As per details, The FM Qureshi said this while representing Pakistan at the 20th anniversary meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG), which was held in a virtual format and chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
The foreign office said that all SCO member states and observer countries were represented at the level of prime ministers, vice presidents and foreign ministers.
The FM Qureshi described the 20th anniversary year of the establishment of the SCO as a vital juncture where leaders of the member states need to collectively chart the future course of the organization, also restated Pakistan’s “resolute commitment to continue to advance SCO s goals and objectives.”
Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored that “regional security was imperative in fulfilling SCO s vision of regional prosperity and economic growth” and stability in Afghanistan was of critical importance for all member states of SCO to achieve that goal.
The FM Qureshi further added that Pakistan on its part would continue to “play its role to assist our Afghan brethren 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.
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