SCO Secy Gen to visit Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, APR 6 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with the Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Mr. Vladimir Norov.

Both leaders exchanged views on adopting an effective strategy to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic and facing the challenges posed by it.

The Foreign Minister briefed the Secretary General on the measures being taken by Pakistan to contain Covid-19 Pandemic.

He said that Pakistan attached high importance to SCO as its member states comprised more than 40% of the world population and accounted for a quarter of global GDP.

At a time when the entire World was facing this challenge, coordinated efforts through SCO platform were essential to adopt an effective strategy to control the Pandemic.

The SCO Secretary General thanked the Foreign Minister for the call. He expressed appreciation for the Prime Minister’s proposal for debt relief and restructuring for developing countries and said that financial support for developing countries was the need of the hour.

The Foreign Minister invited the SCO Secretary General to visit Pakistan as soon as the situation permitted. The SCO Secretary General accepted the invitation with gratitude.=DNA

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