Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed the importance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in a multipolar world as he addressed world leaders at the summit.
Addressing the formal session of the 19th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of SCO in Bishkek, the premier stated the world is standing at a crossroads and the “advent of a multipolar global order” is being witnessed.
PM Imran also reiterated Pakistan’s importance due to its geographical location and stressed upon the “vital connectivity” the country provides in the region.
“We are a country of over 200 million resilient and enterprising people. The country provides attractive investment opportunities because of its skilled human resource and large agrarian base. We also have tremendous tourist potential,” he added.
“We are also seeing threats from terrorism, climate change and narcotics that affect us all,” he said, adding that this is the time for the SCO to play a part on the turf of international politics.
Condemning terrorism in all its forms, the prime minister reiterated the country’s success in the war on terror and added that Pakistan has turned the tide by acting against militants and offered to provide Islamabad’s hard-won experience to other countries.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is representing Pakistan in the moot accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Special Assistant to PM on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar.