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FM Qureshi to attend SCO meeting in Moscow tomorrow


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

08th Sep, 2020. 10:27 pm
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The foreign office said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be visiting Russia to attend the SCO meeting in Moscow scheduled on September 9, 2020.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, FM Qureshi is paying a visit to Moscow on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s invitation. Sergei Lavrov will also chair the SCO meeting.

On the sidelines of the CFM, the foreign minister will also have bilateral meetings.

After the Council of Heads of State (CHS) and the Council of Heads of Government (CHG), the SCO-CFM is the SCO’s highest forum. It deliberates on important regional and international issues. It considers documents for approval and adoption by the Council of Heads of State.

According to the details, more than 20 documents for subsequent adoption in the SCO Council of Heads of State will be considered by the Moscow SCO-CFM.

SCO’s major objectives are to promote mutual confidence and good-neighborly relations among member states; strengthening regional peace, security, and stability; and creating a framework for effective cooperation in political, cultural, trade and economy, science and technology, education, energy, transportation, tourism, environmental protection, and other fields.

SCO’s current membership comprises other than Pakistan are China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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