Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of SCO summit in Astana on Friday.

Matters pertaining to bilateral interest particularly cooperation in diverse fields came under discussion during the meeting.

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir were also present at the meeting.

Pakistan as an important member of the international community is playing an active role in the United Nations.

This was stated by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres while talking to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan today.

He congratulated Pakistan for a successful SCO membership and expressed hoped that the country will play an effective role as a member of the SCO family. 

The Prime Minister said SCO membership is an important milestone and achievement of Pakistan's foreign policy.

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