SCO Summit 2024: Pakistan committed to strengthen SCO for peace


SCO Summit 2024: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is committed to working together with other member states to strengthen SCO as an active and integrated regional forum to achieve common objectives of peace and prosperity.

According to the media reports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his views while addressing the SCO Summit 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan today (Thursday, July 4). He said the SCO, with its enormous human, and socio-economic potential, represents a promising future. It is our responsibility as leaders to rise above partisan geopolitics and join hands to secure a peaceful and prosperous future for our people.

The Premier stated that it is time to implement the many times that it has been stated that the SCO area should be made more connected through dependable supply chains and effective transportation routes. He emphasized that Pakistan’s geographic position makes it the perfect trading hub for the whole region. The main component of the Belt and Road program, CPEC, enhances SCO’s goals for regional connectivity and trade.

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Additionally, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif underlined the need to encourage the SCO area to settle disputes amongst members in their currencies as doing so can help prevent global financial disruptions. According to him, Pakistan is in favor of the idea of establishing an alternative development finance mechanism inside the SCO to revitalize several development projects that have hit a standstill.

Shehbaz Sharif praised the SCO agreement on environmental preservation and stated that Pakistan is still dedicated to promoting a sustainable and environmentally friendly global community. He emphasized how important stability and peace are to Afghanistan. To assist the interim Afghan government with its legitimate requirements for economic development, he added that the international community needed to become involved in meaningful ways.  He warned that to prevent any organization from using its territory for terrorism against other states, the interim Afghan government had to take decisive action.

According to Shehbaz Sharif, combating terrorism and extremism, whether it is carried out by people, organizations, or nations, requires a coordinated and all-encompassing effort. The widely acknowledged values of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and peoples’ inherent right to self-determination must all be upheld, he added.  He said that the resolutions passed by the UNSC provide a practical foundation for resolving protracted conflicts, particularly those in our region. He claimed that the people of the area had endured unspeakable agony as a result of the inability to swiftly and peacefully put these resolutions into effect.