SCO Secretary General paying four-day visit to Pakistan from today

By Staff Reporter | Radio Pakistan Jul 22, 2022

Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Ambassador Zhang Ming, is paying a four-day visit to Pakistan from Thursday.

He will be heading a delegation comprising officials from the SCO Secretariat based in Beijing.

During his stay, the Secretary General will have meetings with the Foreign Minister as well as Ministers of Commerce, Climate Change, Information Technology and Maritime Affairs. He will also speak at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and engage with business leaders and entrepreneurs.

In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said the visit of the SCO Secretary General will provide an opportunity for Pakistan to engage with the SCO Secretariat while highlighting its perspective and priorities to make SCO mechanisms more effective in advancing shared regional security and economic goals.

The spokesperson said the SCO provides an important platform for Pakistan to further strengthen its deep-rooted and historic ties with the member states and promote socio-economic cooperation for mutual benefit across diverse areas.

The SCO is a major trans-regional multilateral organization with 8 members including China and Russia. SCO countries are home to 41% of the global population and account for 23% of global GDP.

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