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PM Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO summit

June 13, 2019

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Prime Minister Imran Khan is representing Pakistan at the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov invited PM Khan to attend the two-day summit.

The premier arrived in Bishkek on Thursday. He was received by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev at the Manas International Airport, Bishkek.

Kyrgyz Minister for Health Kosmosbek Sarievich Cholponbaev was also present to receive Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar.

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Pakistan’s ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Faisal Tirmizi was also present.

The premier will address two sessions of the meeting and interact with other leaders to improve cooperation. The leaders of the SCO, Observer States and international organizations will also attend the summit.

Pakistan became a member of the SCO in 2017, participating at all levels in various SCO mechanisms including foreign affairs, defence, national security, economy and trade, science and technology and innovation, youth and women Empowerment, tourism and media.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi attended the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Bishkek last month.

Pakistan granted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane permission to cross Pakistani airspace to attend the event.

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