ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The prime minister’s adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz left for Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on Thursday to represent Pakistan at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.
The 13th annual summit of heads of state of the SCO is being held in Dushanbe on September 11 and 12.
During his visit, the adviser will also hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.
Tajikistan currently holds the Chairmanship of the SCO under the motto of “Cooperation, Co-development and Co-prosperity.”
The SCO – established in June 2001 and comprising six member states, five observers and three dialogue partners – aims at strengthening friendly relations amongst states for maintenance of peace, stability and security in the region.
The Foreign Office said that as an observer of the SCO, Pakistan has been making substantive contributions for regional peace, security and development in SCO Heads of State Council and Heads of Government Council meetings.