Sushma Swaraj to raise terror issue at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet

Governance & Politics

Governance & Politics

He also welcomed Pakistan to become a part of the Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Minister) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for the very first time.

Prime Ministers' Meeting, in Zhengzhou, China earlier this year.

The SCO anti-extremism treaty was signed by eight member countries in June's Astana summit in Kazakhstan, but it will come into force with approvals in the member countries, namely China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.

The meeting will focus on further promotion and expansion of trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation in the SCO.

India and Pakistan, formerly only observers in the SCO, joined as full members in June 2017.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday that Pakistan would be happy to provide a succour to SCO's efforts towards building a stable and secure Afghanistan. The retreat would be followed by a plenary session of the CHG, where Abbasi would deliver a speech.

Li told reporters that both China and Russian Federation will play a constructive role to "strengthen communication and coordination on worldwide affairs, and cement cooperation within multilateral frameworks including the SCO".

The summit is expected to discuss issues relating to regional security and global efforts to contain terrorism.

A number of bilateral meetings will be held on the sidelines of the event, the Government's press service reported.

Pakistan on Thursday said there will be no meeting with India on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Russian Federation.

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