ISLAMABAD: The much-anticipated summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is scheduled to take place in India on July 4, utilizing the medium of a virtual conference.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been cordially invited by his Indian counterpart to participate as the chief representative. This year’s event also marks the inclusion of Iran as a fresh member in the esteemed organization.
In a concurrent development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in India has confirmed that Iran, Belarus, and Mongolia have received observer status invitations, further enhancing the multilateral nature of the gathering. Moreover, Turkmenistan has been granted the privilege of attending as a distinguished guest.
Notably, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on behalf of Pakistan, previously engaged in the foreign ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization hosted by India earlier this year.