SCO can play an effective role in regional development: PM Nawaz Sharif

BEIJING: Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday urged the SCO members to join forces and develop comprehensive strategies to collectively confront the menace of terrorism. “The security situation around us remains precarious. We are seeing the threat to state sovereignty and territorial integrity. Armed conflicts continue to rage in several parts of the world unleashing forces, which are beyond the control of anyone,” he said while speaking at the 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Government meeting, here in the capital of the central Henan province of China. The 14th SCO meeting focuses on cooperation in economy, trade, transport, people-to-people exchanges and to promote regional cooperation and to enhance linkages. The Prime Minister said the SCO partnership could extend to infrastructure and energy cooperation, development of natural resources and working together for a more democratic, accountable, transparent and just international order, adding that SCO Development Strategy 2025 envision these goals. (China Daily)