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PM Imran Leaves For  Kyrgyzstan To Attend Heads of State Meeting of SCO

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will be visiting Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic tomorrow to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which will continue on 13-14 June 2019.

Besides Pakistan, SCO’s membership comprises China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. SCO Observers include Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus and Mongolia.

The Council of Heads of State is the highest forum of SCO which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the Organization.

The invitation to the Prime Minister was extended by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who would Chair the CHS Meeting.

The Leaders of SCO Member and Observer States and representatives of important International Organizations will attend the Meeting.

The Prime Minister will address two sessions of the Meeting. A number of decisions will be approved by the Leaders, besides signing of Agreements to intensify cooperation in diverse fields. The Prime Minister will have bilateral interaction with other participating Leaders on the sidelines.

Since becoming an SCO member in 2017, Pakistan has been actively participating at all levels in various SCO mechanisms including Foreign Affairs, Defence, National Security, Economy and Trade, Education and Healthcare, Science and Technology and Innovation, Youth and Women Empowerment, Justice, Agriculture, Culture& Sports, Tourism and Media.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had attended the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bishkek last month and the forum considered and finalized the documents and decisions to be signed by the SCO Leaders during the CHS meeting.

 

The Council of Heads of State is the highest forum of SCO which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the Organization.