Pak to become formal member of SCO next week: FO

16 Jun, 2016 4:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has on Thursday said that Pakistan will become a formal member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) next week.

Addressing weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that China has welcomed Pakistan’s inclusion into Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as its permanent member.

He said that the tensions at the Torkham border between Afghanistan and Pakistan should not be taken as war, adding that the aim of the meetings of Afghan ambassador at Foreign Office and General Headquarters (GHQ) was to defuse the tension between the two countries.

Zakaria said that Afghanistan is our neighbor and we have brotherly relations with the Afghanistan, adding that the elements conspiracies to mislead Afghanistan will fail as Afghans are being misguided by those elements which do not want peace in Afghanistan.

The spokesman said that Pak-Afghan border management is absolutely necessary, adding that Pakistan’s border management efforts are part of counter-terrorism actions.

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