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Ceasefire in Afghanistan positive sign for peace, says President

Ceasefire in Afghanistan is a positive sign for regional peace, said President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday. He was addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Qingdao in China. He said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is our common objective and Pakistan is playing its due role. According to him, Pakistan and Afghanistan are…

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China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jointly led by Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was launched in 2001 to combat radical Islam and other security concerns in their own countries…

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China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

BEIJING – China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India’s prime minister. The Belt and Road is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark scheme…

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Khawaja Asif, SCO FMs meet President Xi at Great Hall

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, along with foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries, met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall on Monday. Besides Khawaja Asif, those who met President Xi, included Sushma Swaraj of India, Kairat Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan, Erlan Abdyldayev of Kyrgyzstan, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Sirodjidin Aslov…

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Khawaja Asif lauds SCO role for regional cooperation

BEJING: Pakistan and China on Monday resolved to further enhance and deepen bilateral cooperation with the pledge to play a key role for regional stability through Shanghai Coordination Cooperation.    Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said this while talking to media along with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi after their meeting on the sidelines of the SCO…

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Pakistan’s intelligence, security experts visit India after two years: report

A four-member Pakistani team of counter-terrorism and intelligence specialists visited New Delhi last week to attend a multilateral meeting, a media report said.  The visit comes despite the soaring tensions between two South Asian neighbors amid ceasefire violations. The Indian Express quoting sources said that the Pakistani officials, including a colonel from the country’s army,…

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PM offers connecting CPEC with six routes of SCO

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday offered to connect China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with six approved routes of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to enhance region’s connectivity. This would become a conduit linking Eurasian landmass, China, Russia and Central Asia with the Arabian Sea, the Prime Minister said in his meeting with Secretary…

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Pakistan, China premiers express satisfaction over bilateral engagement

SOCHI, Russia: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang Thursday expressed satisfaction over the overall level of engagement between the two countries. They agreed to continue close cooperation both within Shanghai Cooperation Organization and at the bilateral level in all areas particularly political, economic and trade, defense and strategic and multilateral…

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PM to attend SCO heads of govt meeting in Russia

SOCHI (Russia): 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) here at Sochi from November 30 – December 1 on the invitation of Prime Minister of Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO Heads of…

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PM arrives in Pakistan after participating in SCO summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday arrived in Pakistan after concluding his two-day official visit to Astana, Kazakhstan. The prime minister, during his stay in Astana, participated in 17th meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Pakistan became a full member of the SCO. Pakistan has been an…

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PM hopes SCO membership to help Pakistan for peaceful neighborhood

ASTANA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s membership will help advance government’s policy of peaceful neighborhood. He made these remarks while talking to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who called on him on the sidelines of the Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Prime Minister said Pakistan believes in building cooperative and…

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SCO membership to open new trade vistas for Pakistan: Khurram Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization will open new avenues of trade, development and prosperity for Pakistan.    Talking to a TV channel, the minister termed it an important day for the diplomacy of Pakistan. Khurram Dastgir said the Central Asian countries are also part of the organization,…

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Pakistan successfully fought twin evils of terrorism, extremism: PM tells SCO summit

ASTANA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said Pakistan, as full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), would strive further to achieve the collective objectives of the organization for regional cooperation, connectivity and economic prosperity. In his address at the summit of Heads of State Council of the SCO, he said Pakistan pursued a…

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SCO welcomes Pakistan as full member

ASTANA: Pakistan formally has became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council summit held here on Friday. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev made an announcement in this regard after signing of documents by the founding members at the conclusion of 17th SCO summit. Prime…

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PM Nawaz arrives in Kazakhstan

ASTANA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Astana, Kazakhstan on a two-day visit. He will participate in the two-day meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) beginning today. Talking to newsmen on board the flight, the Prime Minister said peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace in the…

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PM Nawaz to attend SCO Summit beginning in Astana on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit beginning in Astana Kazakhstan on Thursday. In an interview, she said Pakistan will be given full membership of SCO in the summit. Turning to situation in Afghanistan, the Foreign Secretary said Pakistan always supports Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process…

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Uzbek President congratulates PM Nawaz on 25th anniversary of bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: President of Republic of Uzbekistan, Sahvkat Mirziyoyev has congratulated the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on 25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In a letter to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the President of Uzbekistan said, “We are celebrating this significant date at the moment when our bilateral relations…

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Pakistan signs SCO Memorandum of Obligations

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan: Pakistan on Friday signed the Memorandum of Obligations to become the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – a key security, economy and energy cooperation group comprising Russia, China and the countries of Central Asia. President Mamnoon Hussain represented Pakistan at the signing ceremony at the 16th Heads of the State Council…

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Pakistan to Further Strengthen Relations with SCO: President Mamnoon Hussain

  ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan aims to further strengthen its relations with the SCO after becoming a full member. Speaking at the plenary session of the SCO Summit here in Tashkent today, the President underlined that signing of Memorandum of Obligations was a major step towards Pakistan’s full membership of SCO….

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President attends SCO’s inaugural reception

TASHKENT: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday attended the reception of the 16th meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held for the heads of state and government of the member countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayov…

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Pakistan to become SCO member next week: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be formally become a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) next week, said Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday. “Pakistan has been maintaining Observer Status with SCO for years. Next week Pakistan will be formally admitted as a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Insha’Allah,” he said at a weekly press…

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