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FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi attended two days SCO-CFM meeting in Dushanbe


Dushanbe: June 14, 2021-(TDI) Tajikistan city Dushanbe hosted Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries. The two days, SCO Council of Foreign Minister meeting hosted and chaired by the Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin. The agenda for the meeting was to understand and cooperate on regional and international issues. The Foreign Minister of SCO member state, Shah Mehmood Qureshi from Pakistan, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar from India, Wang Yi from China, Abdulaziz Kamilov from Uzbekistan, Mukhtar Tleuberdi from Kazakhstan, Sergey Lavrov from Russia, and first Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic Nuran Niyazaliev attended the meeting. Along with this, today SCO Afghanistan Contact Group Meeting was also held. The foreign ministers of SCO member states and Foreign Minister Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar with his delegation attended the SCO Afghanistan Contact Group meeting.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, reached Dushanbe for the SCO-CFM meeting on July 12. He was welcomed by the Tajik Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Imran Haider, and other senior officers of the Pakistan embassy to Tajikistan. Later, he met the Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhyiddin. Both agreed to cooperate on bilateral trade, regional connectivity, and people-to-people linkages.

Yesterday on the sideline meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar. Both delegations discussed the latest development on the Afghan Peace Process and the future of the region. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi ensures Pakistan’s full support of the Afghan Peace Process. Things will get better only if both work together as both destinies countries are intertwined. He further added flexibility from Afghan leaders is essential for peaceful negotiation. Any blame game will be harmful to the peace process. No one wishes to repeat the civil war. The Afghan Foreign Minister on his official Twitter account called it a frank discussion. Both have mutual expectations and will cooperate for the political settlement in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, met the Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China at the sideline meetings. In meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, he reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to Russia and is looking forward to cooperating in the long-term relationship. Later, in the meet-up with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, both exchanged views on the transformational project CPEC. Both were determined to continue high-quality work on the project of BRI. In the meetings, Shah Mehmood Qureshi also discussed greater bilateral cooperation and agreed to enhance cooperation in mutual interest areas both regionally and internationally. He highlighted the latest development of the Afghan Peace Process and Pakistan’s efforts to provide a peaceful political solution.

Today, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressed the SCO Council of Foreign Minister meeting. He said that SCO is one of the most influential and prominent multilateral platforms. The diversity in the SCO work model makes it beneficial for cooperation for all the member states.  He further said that peace and stability in Afghanistan are crucial for regional security. Pakistan is playing a pivotal role in the Afghan-led and owned peace process. He also said that Pakistan is ready to deepen its partnerships with SCO member states for sustainable peace in the region. In the SCO Contact Group meeting in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi emphasized the need for cooperation and coordination to support the Afghan people. He also said that it is foremost not to repeat the past and maintain stability in the region. He also said that peace could only be maintained by economic growth and human development. Foreign Minister also called on Tajik President Emomali Rahmon for the successful stewardship of SCO.
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