Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a meeting with Secretary General Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bishkek today.
He appreciated SCO Secretariat and member countries' efforts to look for new avenues of cooperation. He said research on regional development through a consortium of SCO economic centers is a positive step. He said these research centers will be pivotal for economic and trade cooperation amongst the SCO countries.
Shah Mehmood also lauded establishment of youth forum of the member countries to promote small businesses.
He also invited the SCO Secretary General to visit Pakistan and expressed the hope that the organization would further flourish under his leadership.
The Secretary General thanked the Foreign Minister for attending the SCO meeting and vowed to make his best efforts to achieve set targets of the organization.