Khawaja Asif leads Pakistan delegation at SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Kazakhstan

Government of PakistanKhawaja Asif leads Pakistan delegation at SCO Defence Ministers' meeting in Kazakhstan

The Federal Minister for Defence & Defence Production Khawaja Muhammad Asif led the Pakistan delegation to Kazakhstan for the annual meeting of the Defence Ministers of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

The meeting reviewed the regional security issues including the defence cooperation initiatives.Khawaja Asif leads Pakistan delegation at SCO Defence Ministers' meeting in Kazakhstan


The Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also held meetings with the defence ministers of the friendly Countries of the SCO to discuss issues of bilateral defence cooperation.

Various areas of mutual interest including respective regional security, counter terrorism, Afghanistan situation and review of national security priorities, extremist threats, border management and maritime security were also deliberated upon.

While addressing the forum, Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan is deeply concerned about the escalating situation in Gaza. He said that Pakistan has consistently advocated for a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian question anchored in international law and in line with relevant United Nations resolutions.

The defence minister also said that Pakistan reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the SCO platform.

“I would reiterate that Pakistan takes great pride in our partnership with SCO and are fully committed to further deepening and expanding this association”, the minister said

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