Sideline meeting of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Russian President Vladimir Putin at 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has been fixed. Imran Khan will represent Pakistan in the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on the invitation extended by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
The two-day meeting is being held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from today (June 13) with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in the chair. The Leaders of SCO Member and Observer States as well as representatives of important International Organizations will attend the Meeting.
The Prime Minister will address two sessions of the Meeting. A number of decisions will be approved by the Leaders, besides signing of Agreements to intensify cooperation in diverse fields. The Prime Minister will have bilateral interaction with other participating Leaders on the sidelines.
Since becoming an SCO member in 2017, Pakistan has been actively participating at all levels in various SCO mechanisms including Foreign Affairs, Defence, National Security, Economy and Trade, Education and Healthcare, Science and Technology and Innovation, Youth and Women Empowerment, Justice, Agriculture, Culture& Sports, Tourism and Media.
The Council of Heads of State is the highest forum of SCO which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the Organization.