Monday, 11 December, 2017

EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sochi, Russia to participate in SCO meeting

Terrorism not linked to any religion Sushma Swaraj PM Abbasi meets Russian counterpart at SCO summit
Lillian Steele | 02 December, 2017, 00:59

China and Russian Federation have fat-tracked their cooperation and alliance in recent years.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the 16th meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at Sochi, Russia, from November 30 to December 1, 2017, on the invitation of the Russian Federation Prime Minister D A Medvedev.

Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India and Pakistan are SCO members while Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are observers.

The SCO was founded in 2001, built on the foundations of a former organization - the Shanghai Five - and now includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikstan and Uzbekistan.

She will be attending the restricted meeting of the heads of delegations on Friday, which will be followed by the preliminary sessions.

He also highlighted ways in which to strengthen the SCO further.

He reaffirmed Afghanistan's political will and commitment to the SCO objectives in enhancing regional connectivity and contributing towards security, stability, economic growth and prosperity of our entire region.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent regional worldwide organization founded in 2001 to comprise China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

On the sidelines of the summit, Russia's Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev met with Abdullah where they discussed the fight against terrorism, expansion of economic and trade relations and improvement of bilateral relations between the two countries.

The summit is going to be attended by leaders from Pakistan and China.

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