Will proceed to take part…: Pakistani advisor attends SCO assembly just about held in New Delhi3 min read
A high Pakistani advisor participated within the assembly of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) just about held in New Delhi. The SCO was based at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Mar 18, 2023 08:55 IST
Image reveals an earlier SCO Chief Justice meet (Credits: MEA/Twitter)
By Press Trust of India: A high Pakistani advisor participated within the assembly of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) just about, being held in New Delhi, whilst Islamabad continued to stay non-committal about sending a delegation to India for the high-level moot.
India at the moment holds the presidency of the SCO, which contains China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stated on Friday on the weekly briefing that Adviser to the Prime Minister on Tourism & Sports, Aun Chaudhry, just about represented Pakistan within the SCO Meeting of the Heads of Tourism Administration.
“As an active member of the SCO, Pakistan will continue to participate in SCO activities and constructively contribute to their outcomes,” she stated.
The SCO international ministers’ assembly is scheduled for May in Goa, whereas the defence ministers’ huddle will probably be held in New Delhi in April.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and China’s Qin Gang are among the many international ministers of the SCO member nations invited by India for the assembly it’s scheduled to host in May.
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When requested about any risk of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Zardari travelling to India for top-level illustration, she stated that an announcement can be made at an applicable time.
“We will make announcements about our future participation when the time is right. At this stage, I am not in a position to confirm the participation of our senior officials in the upcoming SCO meetings,” she stated.
India earlier invited Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, in addition to shared an invite for the assembly of international ministers of SCO, the report stated.
The Chief Justice, nevertheless, skipped the assembly of the SCO Chief Justices and Justice Muneeb Akhtar attended the assembly by means of a video hyperlink as a substitute between March 10-12.
On March 14, Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir Khan additionally participated just about within the Third SCO Ministers of Energy assembly.
The ties between India and Pakistan got here below extreme pressure after India’s warplanes pounded a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist coaching camp in Pakistan’s Balakot in February 2019 in response to the Pulwama terror assault.
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The relations additional deteriorated after India introduced the withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s particular powers and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into Union territories in August 2019.
The SCO was based at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Over the years, it has emerged as one of many largest trans-regional worldwide organisations.
India and Pakistan grew to become everlasting members of the Beijing-based SCO in 2017.
Mar 18, 2023