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PM Leaves Astana for Pakistan After Two-day Visit

Astana (June 10, 2017): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday left Kazakhstan after completing his two-day official visit to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

During his two-day visit the Prime Minister besides attending the SCO summit also held meeting with world leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

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The Prime Minister, accompanied by his wife, also visited Pakistan’s stall at Astana’s expo centre. Pakistan had set up a green energy stall at the expo.

During the visit, PM held important meetings with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.

Russian president said that Pakistan has played an important role in eliminating terrorism from the region. Russian extended its help to Pakistan in overcoming different challenges being faced by the country in this regard, he said.

During the visit, Pakistan was officially included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which now has a total of eight states as permanent members — after China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Other observer states and governments and international organisations are also part of the group.

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