Dushanbe (October 12, 2018): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said establishing peace is imperative to ensure sustained international trade.
The foreign minister was addressing a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe.
Qureshi further said that the SCO could benefit from Pakistan’s experience in combating terrorism.“Pakistan has played an important role to combat terrorism and extremism,” FM Qureshi said during his speech. He further added that regional conflicts and terrorism are major challenges that should be addressed.
Further, the foreign minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the SCO charter. “Pakistan fully supports the [SCO] charter. We believe in bilateral cooperation to achieve common goals,” Qureshi remarked.The SCO leaders held a meeting with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Friday.
Earlier, the meeting was held on the sidelines of 17th Council of Heads of Government meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi was also present in the meeting.The SCO leaders discussed overall regional and international matters of mutual interests. The SCO leaders also discussed the ways and means to enhance cooperation amongst the member countries.
Qureshi is attending the 17th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government Meeting being held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.