PM urges SCO states to resist bloc politics



Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday called upon the regional countries to “resist any drift towards bloc politics” and stressed the need for pursuing the approach of peaceful coexistence.

Speaking at the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting, held in the Tajik capital, the prime minister said that addressing the threats to international and regional peace and security was vital for the regional organisation.

“Peaceful coexistence and cooperation – not confrontation, should be the main drivers of global politics,” he told the summit, attended by the presidents of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Iran, besides leaders of observer states and others.

Imran said addressing threats to international and regional peace was of vital interest for the SCO. “Fight against terrorism will not be won if such threats and challenges are ignored, with state terrorism being the biggest one,…

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