PM Abbasi leaves for Russian Federation today to attend SCO summit

PM Abbasi leaves for Russian Federation today to attend SCO summit

PM Abbasi leaves for Russian Federation today to attend SCO summit

The SCO members should speed up the process in their respective country to have the document approved and taken effect as soon as possible, Li said when attending the 16th SCO prime ministers' meeting, which was held on Thursday and Friday in Russia's coastal city of Sochi.

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

The meeting is mandated to focus on the strategy, prospects and priorities for SCO's developmental cooperation. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is also participating in the SCO retreat being hosted by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The retreat will be followed by a plenary session of the Council of Heads of Government where the prime minister will deliver a statement.

The SCO has China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan as its full members. The SCO major goals is to strengthen mutual trust and good neighborliness between member states, assist their efficient cooperation in the political, trade, economic, sci-tech and cultural sectors, and also in education, energy, transport, tourism, environmental protection, joint maintaining of peace, security and stability in the region.

"The objective of this format should be to support Afghanistan's efforts for a peaceful political settlement through dialogue and combatting security and terrorism threats to Afghanistan and the region" he said. But there are still no plans to have a bilateral meeting with Pakistani leaders.

Swaraj on Wednesday left for Sochi in Russian Federation to attend the SCO meeting, which will be held on November 30 and December 1.

Pakistan, India and Iran were admitted as observers at the 2005 Astana Summit.

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