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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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PM Sharif embarks on two-day visit to China

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday left for China on a two day visit to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. He is accompanied by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The prime minister will attend SCO summit in Zheng Zhou…

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Pakistan, Kazakhstan to expand mutual cooperation in diverse fields

ASTANA: Pakistan and Kazakhstan on Wednesday agreed to bolster bilateral ties through enhanced cooperation in trade, economy, energy, science and technology, education, and air-connectivity for the mutual benefit of two brotherly countries.

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Pak-India talks to cover all outstanding issues: Pervaiz Rashid

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, and Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said all outstanding issues including Kashmir would be taken up at the upcoming meetings of the security advisors from Pakistan and India. Talking to media men here, he said Siachin, Sir Creek, Kashmir, terrorism and water are outstanding issues between the…

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Pakistan becomes permanent SCO member

UFA: President Vladimir Putin announced Friday that India and Pakistan will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a group dominated by Russia and China and also including former Soviet republics in Central Asia. Russia sees the organization, expanding for the first time since its creation in 2001, as a counterweight to Western alliances. Membership in the…

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Perseverance, must for strong Pak-Afghan ties: PM

UFA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday said the perseverance was essential for anchoring cooperative relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The PM expressed these views in a meeting with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Summit, being held in the Russian city of Ufa. Both the leaders greeted each other with…

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PM says Pakistan fighting terror for safer region, world

UFA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday suggested a four-pronged approach encompassing people-to- people contact, confidence-building in peace and security, trade and regional connectivity among the BRICS countries for uplift of their people. Addressing the BRICS Outreach meeting on sidelines of SCO Summit here, the Prime Minister said Pakistan valued its interaction with BRICS, which…

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Sharif, Modi to meet in Russia tomorrow: FO

ISLAMABAD: The prime ministers of Pakistan and India will meet on Friday in Russia's city Ufa and discuss “all issues of importance,” the Foreign Office said on Thursday. “I can confirm that prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi will be having a bilateral meeting tomorrow (Friday) morning in Ufa … and there is no…

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