Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meeting

first_img Geeta Mohan New DelhiJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 17:48 IST Imran Khan will have bilateral interaction with other participating leaders on sidelines of SCO meeting | Photo from Twitter/PTIHIGHLIGHTSImran Khan was received by Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi AbylgazievThe invitation to Imran Khan was extended by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay JeenbekovPakistan shares deep-rooted historical and cultural links with SCO member statesPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.Imran Khan was received by Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and Minister for Health Kosmosbek Sarievich Cholponbaev.Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Special Assistant to Imran Khan Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar are accompanying the Prime Minister.Imran Khan is visiting Bishkek on 13 and 14 June, 2019, to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).PM Imran Khan arrives at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic for the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO.The PM was received by Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyz Minister for Health Kosmosbek Sarievich Cholponbaev.#SCOSummit2019 pic.twitter.com/XcSaDnC2kzPTI (@PTIofficial) June 13, 2019Besides Pakistan, SCO’s membership comprises China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.SCO observers include Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus and Mongolia.The Council of Heads of State is the highest forum of the SCO which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the organisation.The invitation to Imran Khan was extended by Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who would chair the CHS meeting.The leaders of the SCO member and observer states as well as representatives of important international organisations will attend the meeting.A number of decisions will be approved by the leaders, besides signing of agreements to intensify cooperation in diverse fields.Imran Khan will have bilateral interaction with other participating leaders on the sidelines of the meeting.advertisementThe SCO is among the major trans-regional organisations.Pakistan shares deep-rooted historical and cultural links with SCO member states.The SCO’s multi-sectoral cooperation agenda is in line with Pakistan’s policy of promoting regional peace and stability and seeking enhanced linkages in infrastructure, economic, trade and cultural spheres.Pakistan offers critical overland route for trade and energy and supports the SCO’s efforts for regional integration through linking CPEC with the six land routes of the SCO.Since becoming an SCO member in 2017, Pakistan has been actively participating at all levels in various SCO mechanisms including foreign affairs, defence, national security, economy and trade, education and healthcare, S&T and innovation, youth and women empowerment, justice, agriculture, culture and sports, tourism and media.Also Read | Pakistan allows PM Narendra Modi’s plane to fly over its airspace to BishkekAlso Read | Imran Khan follows PM Modi’s footsteps, asks countrymen to pay taxesAlso Watch | PM Modi, Imran Khan to be at same venue in BishkekGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Imran KhanFollow KyrgyzstanFollow Bishkek Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meetingPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO.advertisementlast_img read more

China export growth falls in November imports contract in sign of weak

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email China export growth falls in November, imports contract in sign of weak domestic demand by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2014 8:16 pm MDT BEIJING, China – China’s export growth tumbled in November and imports contracted unexpectedly in a new sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.Exports rose by a weaker-than-expected 4.7 per cent, down from October’s 10.6 per cent, trade data showed Monday. Imports were forecast to post a small increase but instead contracted by 6.7 per cent from a year earlier.China’s economic growth slowed to a five-year low of 7.3 per cent in the latest quarter. The ruling Communist Party is trying to cool growth to a more sustainable level but cut interest rates last month in an apparent effort to reverse the deepening slowdown.The decline in export growth probably was due in part to a crackdown aimed at ending misreporting of prices by traders as a way to evade Chinese capital controls, but also indicates the underlying activity is weakening, said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics in a report.“The magnitude of the fall suggests that underlying export growth has weakened too,” said Evans-Pritchard. As for imports, “the sharp fall also hints at a further cooling of domestic demand.”Weaker domestic demand will frustrate Chinese planners who are trying to reduce reliance on trade and investment and nurture more self-sustaining growth based on retail spending and other domestic consumption. read more