BEIJING, Jan 28 (APP)::Additional Secretary and National Coordinator of Pakistan for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Zahoor Ahmed Monday met new SCO Secretary General, Vladimir Norov on sidelines of the meeting of the Council of National Coordinators in SCO Secretariat here.According to official sources, the national coordinator handed him over a letter of the Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi congratulating the new secretary general on assuming his post.
In the letter, the foreign minister also appreciated Norov’s accomplishment and said his appointment reflects the confidence of member states in him for the further development of the organization. The foreign minister has invited Norov to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
The secretary-general acknowledged Pakistan’s active and positive participation in SCO activities and assured his full support in advancing SCO’s agenda and priorities.
Both agreed that the SCO has become an important organization which was set to play a significant and constructive role in the field of security, economy and people-to-people ties both at the regional and global levels.
Secretary General Norov is an experienced diplomat from Uzbekistan who remained the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan during 1995-1996. He assumed the post of SCO secretary general on January 1.