PM leaves for China for SCO summit

Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left for China on a two day visit.

He is being 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 represent Pakistan at the SCO summit in Zheng Zhou as an observer.

The most important point on the agenda of the summit will be to promote regional cooperation and enhance linkages.

The summit will also focus on cooperation in economy and trade, transport and people-to-people exchanges.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister will have a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discuss matters of mutual interest.

Pakistan was invited to become full member of the SCO at  Ufa summit in July this year and all relevant procedures are being completed for full membership.

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