Pak among few countries to have successfully turned the tide against terrorism: PM Imran Khan at SCO summit

Imran, Putin, Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov at the SCO summit in Bishkek Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Jun 14, 2019, 12.56 PM (IST)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan addressing the SCO summit leaders in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan said that his country was ready to share its "experience and expertise in counter-terrorism."

"We are among the few countries to have successfully turned the tide against terrorism," the Pak PM said, adding,"we will remain actively engaged in SCO's counter-terrorism initiatives."

"Threats from terrorism to climate change to narcotics to bacterial resistance continue to loom large," he said.

On developments in Afghanistan, the Pakistan prime minister said the conflict has "no military solution". 

"Pakistan is fully supporting efforts for peace and reconciliation through an "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process", he said. "There is finally a realisation that the conflict in Afghanistan has no military solution."

"Pakistan's foreign policy is anchored on the inextricable link between peace and development," the Pak prime minister told SCO member nations.

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"We build partnerships based on mutual respect, sovereign equality and equal benefit," he asserted.

The Pakistan prime minister in his speech lauded the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) calling it a "flagship project of President Xi's far-sighted Belt and Road Initiative."

"Gwadar Port at its southern end marks the only point of convergence of the maritime Belt and overland road," Imran said in his speech.

"In time, CPEC is destined to catalyse the creation of an integrated pan-Asian sphere of shared prosperity," the Pakistan prime minister added.