Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, announced that he will be leading the Pakistan delegation at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Goa. Zardari said that his attendance demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to the SCO’s charter and that he plans to hold productive talks with his counterparts from other friendly nations during his trip. The focus of the meeting will solely be on addressing regional and international matters of mutual concern and interest, and no bilateral issues will be raised.
Zardari will focus on climate change and raise the problems faced by Pakistan due to devastating floods in June last year and urge member states to strengthen trade ties with Pakistan. After consulting with various stakeholders, including the security establishment of Pakistan, it was decided that Pakistan would not skip the multilateral conference in India. As a result, the nation’s foreign minister will be attending the conclave in Goa, where he is expected to reach on Thursday evening.
The foreign ministers of the SCO member states will discuss regional security, economic cooperation, and how Afghanistan could become a hotbed for terrorism under Taliban rule.