Kyrgyzstan to transmit electricity to Pakistan: FM Qureshi

"Under the complicated global and regional situation, China and Pakistan should carry out closer coordination and cooperation to build a closer community of destiny". "But, yes, we are looking for arms from Russia, and I know our military is already in touch with the Russian military", Khan said.

"Economic cooperation is the basis of our people's future".

Moreover, suggesting that there is not much difference between a minister and an MP, he said that the council members should keep their respective party MPs and the general public on the loop regarding important developments as well as start meeting parliamentarians from their respective states.

The Chinese foreign ministry statement - released late evening - on the meeting between Xi and Khan said the Chinese leader emphasised the close ties between the two all-weather strategic friends.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a prosperous and secure Afghanistan will benefit the SCO member countries.

He called on member countries to deepen cooperation in such areas as culture, education, tourism, sports and media, and at local levels, as well as increase public involvement and sense of fulfillment.

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He called for advancing peaceful co-existence at the regional and worldwide levels, promoting stability, setting up an SCO Fund and an SCO Development Bank to catalyse trans-regional development, apart from synergising various regional connectivity initiatives, including an SCO Culture and Tourism Corridor. "But, unfortunately, we have not had much success from India so far", he said.

The member states urged the worldwide community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism under the UN's central role by fully implementing the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, "in line with the UN Charter and the principles of worldwide law, without politicisation and double standards", while respecting the sovereignty and independence of all states.

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Many leaders spoke highly of the progress made in the joint construction of the Belt and Road and reiterated support in docking the BRI with development strategies of various countries.

PM Imran Khan and other world leaders were in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

A peaceful, united, safe and prosperous Afghanistan is vital for the stability and security in the SCO. Further, SCO countries, including Russian Federation and China, have at various stages attempted to mediate between the warring factions in Afghanistan. He was surrounded by other heads of state and diplomats, all of whom were standing.

  • Sonia Alvarado