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Pakistan gets full membership of SCO

Pakistan gets full membership of SCO
June 10, 2017

PESHAWAR, 10 June: Pakistan has been granted full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his address at the 17th summit of SCO in Astana, Kazakhstan, said on Friday that it was a historic day for Pakistan to get full membership of the organisation. While thanking the SCO members, the prime minister said Pakistan actively participates in the SCO meetings and other activities. He said Pakistan enjoys close friendly and historic ties with the SCO members.

On the occasion, Mr Sharif proposed five-year good neighbourhood agreements among the SCO member states. He also mentioned Pakistan’s sacrifices in the global war against terrorism and urged the need for combined efforts to counter the threat.

Pakistan was granted observer status of the SCO in 2005 and in 2010 it applied for the full membership. India also got full membership of the SCO in the summit.

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