PM Nawaz, CM Shahbaz leave for China to attend SCO summit

09:01 AM | 14 Dec, 2015
PM Nawaz, CM Shahbaz leave for China to attend SCO summit
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday left for China on two-day officials visit to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Prime Minister's Special adviser Tariq Fatemi and other top officials are also accompanying him.

The SCO members are due to meet in Zheng Zhou where the premier will be present as an observer, as the country prepares to become full member.

The most important point on the agenda of the SCO summit will be to promote regional cooperation and enhance linkages.

The summit will also focus on cooperation in economy and trade, transport and people-to-people exchanges.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister will have a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discuss matters of mutual interest.

Pakistan was invited to become full member of the SCO at Ufa summit in July this year and all relevant procedures are being completed for full membership.