In PICS: PM Imran meets presidents of Iran, Kazakhstan and Belarus in Dushanbe

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DUSHANBE – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met with heads of various states in Dushanbe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO’s) Heads of State Summit.

The premier, who reached Tajikistan earlier in the day to attend the event, held separate meetings with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

During the meetings, matters ranged from bilateral ties to the regional situations were discussed.

Belarus president, during the meeting, presented souvenirs to the Pakistani prime minister.

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Tajikistan on a 2-day visit to attend the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS) meeting in Dushanbe.

The SCO summit will be the first gathering of heads of state since the Taliban took control of Kabul, and all eyes will be on the Afghan representative. Afghanistan is a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation with observer status and has been working to gain full membership.

If Afghanistan is represented, it would be Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first high-level meeting with an Afghan official since the interim government in Kabul was established.

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