BISHKEK – Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the ongoing summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek on Friday.

The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Yesterday (Thursday), the premier met Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov and agreed to strengthen land and air connectivity between the two countries. Both leaders also agreed to enhance tourism cooperation through friendly visa regimes.

Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan agree to enhance cooperation, land and air connectivity

The prime minister also met Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dinner hosted by Kyrgyzstan president in honour of heads of SCO.

The Pakistan premier and President Putin shook hands and inquired well-being of each other.


PM Imran, Vladimir Putin meet informally on sidelines of SCO moot


Since 2017, Pakistan has been actively participating at all levels in various SCO mechanisms including foreign affairs, defence, national security, economy and trade, science and technology and innovation, youth and women empowerment, tourism and media.

Besides Pakistan, SCO’s membership comprises China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. SCO observers include Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus and Mongolia.