Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to advance SCO's goals and objectives.
Addressing SCO Council of Heads of government virtually today, he said regional security is a must for realization of our collective vision for prosperity and economic growth of the region.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said as an integrated regional organization, SCO provides an attractive model for inter-state cooperation in diverse fields including economy, security, connectivity and sustainable development.
Terming private sector as a engine of growth for economy, the Foreign Minister said initiatives aimed at connecting important segments in the private sectors of SCO member states create sustained linkages and connect the peoples in our region.
He said Pakistan will be taking forward other initiatives that will promote SCO's work in connecting business persons and entrepreneurs as well as bringing together women parliamentarians of the SCO region next year.
The Foreign Minister urged the international community to engage constructively to mitigate the sufferings of Afghans.
He said Afghanistan is of critical importance for all of us owing to our geographic compulsions and our enduring ties to the people of Afghanistan.
Shah Mehmod Qureshi said Pakistan is assisting its Afghan brethren in their hour of need by contributing towards Afghanistan's socio-economic development.