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Pakistan ready to boost trade relation among SCO members: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi affirmed on Friday that Pakistan is all set to contribute in elevating trade ties between the member countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Spokesperson of Foreign Ministry, Dr. Faisal tweeted, "Addressing the 17th session of the SCO Council of Heads of Government, the FM said that Pakistan supports the SCO Contact Group."…

President Mamnoon, PM Modi shake hands at SCO Summit

QINGDAO: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi were photographed shaking hands at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Qingdao on Sunday. The two leaders exchanged good-natured remarks and shook hands after a press conference by Chinese President Xi Jinping. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1005698940572848128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Furdu.arynews.tv%2Fmodi-and-pakistani-president-mamnoon-hussain-shake-hands%2F This is the first SCO Summit…

2018 elections to bring economic stability in Pakistan, President Mamnoon hopes

QINGDAO: In a session of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Summit at Qingdao on Sunday, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain remarked that he is hopeful that the general election 2018 will bring more economic stability in Pakistan. “Democracy and democratic institutions in Pakistan have strengthened,” Hussain stated while adding that the upcoming general elections in Pakistan is significant for the whole region. President Mamnoon asserted that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has further bolstered…

India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw

NEW DELHI: China and India on Saturday settled a dispute over the flood-prone Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh in a sign of growing cooperation between them. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the agreement as they began the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. “Our talks will add further vigour to the India-China friendship,” Modi said on Twitter, as the two countries try to reset troubled ties months after a border standoff. Met this…

PM Abbasi arrives in Russia to attend SCO heads of government meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Russia on Thursday to participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at Sochi from November 30 to December 1. According to State Radio, the premier was received by Deputy Governor and other senior officials of Krasnodar Krai region. PM Abbasi is attending the summit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO Heads of Government meeting that Pakistan…

China denies ‘pointless and baseless’ rumours of rift with Pakistan

BEIJING: China has denied “pointless and baseless” rumours of a rift with Pakistan amidst report of Chinese President Xi Jinping ignoring Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the recently concluded Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. “China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners enjoying relationship that runs long and deep,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang during the regular press conference on Monday. He assured that President Xi Jinping held “friendly talks” with Prime…