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Pakistan to become full SCO member next year

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - Islamabad—Pakistan will get full-member status of SCO next year, said Sherali. S Jononov, Ambassador of Tajikistan while briefing mediamen on Thursday on the outcome of SCO Summit held on September 11 and 12 in Dushanbe.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could not attend the Summit due to political situation at home. However, Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs attended it.

He said the SCO Summit presided over by Tajik President Emomali Rahman had reviewed progress on the implementation of the Plan of Action for 2013-2017 of Treaty on Long-Term , Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of SCO member States on Multi-Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The Member- states resolved to continue cooperation in the fight against terrorism, separatism, extremism, illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, trans-boundary crimes and cyber threats. The next SCO Summit will be held in Ufa, Russian Federation.

While replying to a question on CASA-1000 energy project, he said ground –breaking ceremony for this mega regional project will be held next year and it will be completed in 2017.

The stakeholders in the project, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan are in touch to lay another pipeline to provide another 1000 MW in coming years in addition to the current plan of 1000 MW power supply to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The regional connectivity will witness new positive changes for the benefit of the people of the region in coming days, the envoy said Pakistan and Tajikistan have established joint commission for development of energy cooperation, the Ambassador added.

Pakistan to get full-member status of SCO next year
 
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