Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on Tajikistan to pay a two-day official visit to attend the SCO summit and have bilateral talks with the Tajik leadership on mutual ties. The Prime Minister has been invited by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon for the visit from September 16 to 17, the Foreign Office (FO) said, adding that he will be accompanied by a high-level ministerial delegation.
As per schedule, Imran Khan will participate in the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) Summit in Dushanbe. He earlier participated in SCO-CHS held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on June 13-14, 2019, and SCO-CHS hosted by Russia on November 10, 2020, through video conference. Khan will also have bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines, the FO said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian delegation virtually at the annual summit of the SCO on September 17, the Ministry of External Affairs said in New Delhi on Wednesday. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will travel to Dushanbe to attend the SCO meetings.
After attending the SCO-CHS, Prime Minister Khan will have the bilateral segment of the visit by talks with the Tajik President, which will cover the entire gamut of bilateral relations, especially enhancing trade, economic, and investment ties with a particular focus on regional connectivity.