PM Abbasi leaves for Russian Federation today to attend SCO summit

PM Abbasi meets Russian counterpart at SCO summit

"We call upon SCO member states to use their leverage and contacts with armed Afghan militant groups to urge they enter into intra-Afghan talks", Tolo News quoted Abdullah as saying at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Russian Federation on Friday.

Pakistan, along with India, in June became full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The document, which plays an exemplary role for worldwide anti-extremism cooperation, shows the region's decisive resolution in the fight against the "three evil forces", namely terrorism, extremism and separatism, Li said.

He also suggested the establishment of a regional center to address security challenges and threats, and to augment cooperation in drug control and fighting cross-border crimes. India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

About Afghanistan, Medvedev said there were "very difficult" political factors.

Abbasi is expected to outline Pakistan's commitment to SCO's objectives, including fighting terrorism and extremism and its honest interest in regional peace, stability and development.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev made an announcement in this regard after signing of documents by the founding members - including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping - at the conclusion of 17th SCO summit.

On the sidelines of the summit, Russia's Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev met with Abdullah where they discussed the fight against terrorism, expansion of economic and trade relations and improvement of bilateral relations between the two countries.

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