ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (APP):Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has congratulated new Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Vladimor Norov on assuming the post.
Additional Secretary and National Coordinator of Pakistan for SCO, Zahoor Ahmed, who met the new Secretary General of SCO on the sidelines of the Meeting of the Council of National Coordinators in the SCO Secretariat, Beijing handed him over a letter of the Foreign Minister congratulating the Secretary General on assuming his post.
The Foreign Minister, in his letter, also appreciated Mr. Norov’s accomplishment and said that his appointment reflects the confidence of member states in him for further development of the Organization, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Friday said
Foreign Minister Qureshi invited Norov to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
During the meeting, 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.
Zahoor Ahmed and the new SCO Secretary General agreed that SCO had become an important organization which was set to play a significant and constructive role in the fields of security, economy and people-to-people ties both at the regional and global level.
Secretary General Norov is an experienced diplomat from Uzbekistan who remained the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan during 1995-1996. He assumed the post of Secretary General SCO on January 1, 2019.