Pakistan becomes full member of SCO

09 Jun, 2017 10:46 am

ASTANA (92 News) – Pakistan on Friday formally became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council summit held here (SCO).

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his inaugural speech during the 17th SCO summit welcomed Pakistan as full member of the organization.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is attending the meeting of the Heads of State Council of SCO.

The SCO was founded with the aim to strengthen relations among member states and promote cooperation in political affairs, economics and trade.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will hold meetings with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On the other hand, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hand with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

On the other hand, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Shanghai Cooperation Organization membership will help strengthen Pakistan’s connectivity with the region.

He said that the SCO platform will provide Pakistan a good opportunity to play its role in addressing the challenges being faced by the region.

The spokesman said that the SCO will also help Pakistan improve its relations with Central Asian States.

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