Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to Attend SCO Virtual Summit Hosted by India
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to Attend SCO Virtual Summit Hosted by India

New Delhi: In a significant development highlighting the improving relations between India and Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to participate in the 23rd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) through a video conference on July 4, 2023.

The virtual summit, chaired by India as the current head of the SCO, will bring together leaders from member states, including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and India. Pakistan Is a member of SCO since 2017.

The summit's agenda is expected to encompass discussions on various topics, including regional security, economic cooperation, counter-terrorism measures, and the situation in Afghanistan. It presents an opportune platform for leaders to engage in meaningful dialogues and deliberations.

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Sharif's participation in the SCO summit is considered a positive indication of the thawing relations between India and Pakistan. Both countries have a long history of conflict, but recent months have witnessed incremental progress.

In May, the two nations engaged in their first high-level talks in over two years, which were viewed as a constructive step forward. The talks resulted in the release of several prisoners, further fostering a sense of optimism.

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Sharif's attendance at the SCO summit underscores the willingness of both countries to collaborate and explore avenues of cooperation. It is anticipated that the summit will contribute to further enhancing bilateral relations between India and Pakistan.

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Additional details that could be incorporated into the news article include the motivations behind Sharif's participation in the summit, the potential impact of his involvement on India-Pakistan relations, the perspectives of other SCO member states regarding Sharif's attendance, as well as the expectations of the Indian and Pakistani populace with regard to the outcomes of the summit.

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