ISLAMABAD, Could 26 (IANS): Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who grew to become the primary Pakistani prime minister to journey to India since 2011 to attend a gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) earlier this month, mentioned the journey “proved fruitful and optimistic” for Islamabad.
Briefing a Senate committee on Thursday, the minister mentioned, “With regard to the Kashmir situation, bilateral points between Pakistan and India and the tasks of multilateralism, my conclusion after the journey is that it’s a fruitful and optimistic choice on taking part within the occasion,” experiences Daybreak Information.
Bilawal attended the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) Overseas Ministers’ Council assembly on Could 5 in Goa. The 2-day occasion was hosted by Minister of Overseas Affairs S. Jaishankar, the place India presently holds the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Group.
“We believed that we must always current Pakistan’s case and viewpoint to different taking part international locations and never simply India,” the minister mentioned within the briefing, including that optimistic and fruitful conferences have been held with all of the overseas ministers of the member states. on the sidelines of the occasion.
Bilawal additionally mentioned that Pakistan will host the Shanghai Cooperation Group convention in 2026-2027 and “there may be hope” that his Indian counterpart will attend the assembly.
Through the Goa assembly, Bilawal and Jaishankar didn’t maintain any bilateral assembly on the sidelines of the occasion.
The final time a overseas minister of Pakistan arrived in India was in July 2011 when the then overseas minister Hina Rabbani visited Khar for peace talks.
The Shanghai Cooperation Group was established on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai, and was initially composed of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
India and Pakistan grew to become members later.