Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes impressive speech at SCO Council of Foreign Ministers In Moscow

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Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes impressive speech at SCO Council of Foreign Ministers In Moscow

ISLAMABAD- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that it is cooperation, not confrontation that should drive international politics in today’s environment.

Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow on Thursday, the FM emphasized the need for peaceful resolution of outstanding disputes as per UNSC resolutions. He said any unilateral and illegal measures to change status of disputed territories must be opposed.

He said stability and peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional prosperity. "Pakistan has assiduously supported efforts for peace & reconciliation that is Afghan led & Afghan owned," he stated.

Qureshi maintained, "Additionally, I stressed on #SCO as key for connectivity & CPEC, flagship of #BRI, supplements SCO vision for regional integration."

He reaffirmed Pakistan’s belief in the centrality of Shanghai spirit. He said it is cooperation, not confrontation that should drive international politics in today’s environment, full of zero-sum prophecies.

The foreign minister said that multilateral platforms like SCO exist as the beacon of hope. He also offered the SCO member states for sharing the strategy adopted by Pakistan for flattening the COVID-19 curve to become a global best practice.