The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit will take place in GOA, (India) on May 4 and May 5. This is to inform you that Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will feature participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It is said by the PTI press information department, Bilawal Zardari will serve as the head of the Pakistani delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers.
Foreign Office spokeswoman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stated “Our participation in the meeting reflects Pakistan’s commitment to the SCO Charter and processes as well as the importance that Pakistan accords to the region in its foreign policy priorities”. Baloch explained that S. Jaishankar, India’s minister of external affairs, had extended an invitation to FM Bhutto Zardari.
FM @BBhuttoZardari will lead 🇵🇰delegation to SCO-CFM meeting being held on 4-5 May 2023 in Goa,India. FM’s participation in Meeting reflects 🇵🇰’s continued commitment to SCO Charter & processes & the importance that Pakistan accords to the region in its foreign policy priorities.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) April 20, 2023
In 2001, The presidents of China, Russia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan established the SCO at a conference in Shanghai. Now, it has grown to become one of the biggest trans-regional associations.
Pakistani Officials Visit to India:
- In 2014, Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif officially trips there.
- Hina Rabbani Khar, the foreign minister of Pakistan visited India in 2011.
- Now Bhutto Zardari has been officially invited by India. After Nawaz Sharif, FM Zardari’s trip to India will mark the first by a Pakistani leader.
Will Pak-India conflicts be resolved in this meeting?
As the Pak-India conflict is one of the major hurdles in the progress of South Asia. It may or may not be resolved in one meeting. Moreover, a month ago, FM Bhutto criticizes PM Narender Modi.
Which country will host the SCO Summit 2023?
India will host the summit as well as important ministerial gatherings this year. If it is postponed for any reason, will surely be updated on Daily Pakistan Site.
Which countries are expected to join SCO Summit?
The Chinese foreign minister, Qin Gang and the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov are expected to attend the conference.