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Pak FM Bilawal Bhutto to visit India in May to attend SCO meet

April 20, 2023

New Delhi: In what could be a significant breakthrough, Islamabad has confirmed that a high-level delegation headed by the country’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) to be held in India early next month.

The SCO council of foreign ministers is being held on 4-5 May 2023 in Goa, India.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zehra Baloch made the announcement on Thursday during her weekly press briefing.

The FO said that the foreign minister is attending the SCO CFM meeting at the invitation of the current Chair of SCO CFM, Dr S Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of India.

“Our participation in the meeting reflects Pakistan’s commitment to the SCO Charter and processes and the importance that Pakistan accords to the region in its foreign policy priorities.”

She said that Pakistan is currently preparing for the meeting.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had also attended the last meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in July last year in Tashkent.

Pakistan media channels are running the news since Thursday afternoon. Soon after, the media channels in India also confirmed Bilawal Bhutto’s possible India visit in May.

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