Afghanistan s stability vital to achieve target of regional connectivity among countries of SCO: FM Qureshi


ISLAMABAD: 26, NOVEMBER, 2021: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that stability in Afghanistan was of critical importance for all member states of SCO to achieve that goal.
It is pertinent to mention here that, FM Qureshi was representing Pakistan at the 20th anniversary meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG).
The session was took place in a virtual format which was presided over by Kazakh prime minister Askar Mamin.
The FO stated that, all SCO member states and observer countries were represented at the level of prime ministers, vice presidents and foreign ministers.
FM Qureshi described the 20th anniversary year of the establishment of the SCO as an important juncture where leaders of the member states need to collectively chart the future course of the organization.
The foreign minister reaffirmed Pakistan s "resolute commitment to continue to advance SCO s goals and objectives."
"Regional security was imperative in fulfilling SCO s vision of regional prosperity and economic growth," he added.
He said that Pakistan on its part would continue to "play its role to assist our Afghan brethren in their hour of need by contributing towards its socio-economic development" as well as engage with regional and international partners to advance shared goals and objectives.
FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi emphasized that projects aimed at building regional connectivity as well as creating linkages between businessmen and entrepreneurs were important to achieve regional economic growth. (04)

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