PM Imran arrives Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO Summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived Kyrgyzstan to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) being held in the capital Bishkek.


Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov had extended the invitation to the prime minister to attend the two-day summit.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the PM’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar accompanied the prime minister.

Prior to his departure, Foreign Minister Qureshi told reporters here that the prime minister would address two sessions of the summit-level meeting, to be attended by other world leaders including from China, Russia and India.

He said the main objective of the SCO meeting was to deliberate towards collective efforts to address the challenges facing the region particularly economic situation and security.

He said the prime minister would also hold bilateral interaction with other participating leaders on the sidelines.

According to details of the prime minister’s visit, a number of decisions will be approved by the leaders along with the signing of agreements to intensify cooperation in diverse fields.



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