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PM Shahbaz Sharif departs for Uzbekistan to attend SCO Summit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday left for Uzbekistan on a two-day visit to attend the annual Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The prime minister will also hold bilateral meetings with participating leaders on the sidelines of the SCO Summit being held in Samarkand.

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The invitation to attend the Summit had been extended to him by the Chair of the Summit and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Prior to leaving for Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif wrote on Twitter that “The global economic turbulence has necessitated the need for more cooperation among the SCO Member Countries. The SCO vision represents the aspirations of 40% of world population.”

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Shahbaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to ‘Shanghai Spirit’, and said that mutual respect and trust can be the bedrock of shared development and prosperity.

The prime minister also said that the SCO has a great potential to chart a way forward at a time of deeply worrying transformation in the geo-political & geo-economic fields.

In Uzbekistan, the leaders of SCO Members and Observer States as well as Heads of SCO Organizations and other special guests would attend the meeting.

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