Monday September 27, 2021

Moeed to represent Pakistan at SCO moot in Dushanbe

Moeed to represent Pakistan at SCO moot in Dushanbe

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf is expected to represent Pakistan at the 16th meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Council, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). This will be an in-person meeting from June 23-24.

Tajikistan is the chair of the grouping. Confirming Moeed Yusuf’s participation, an official at the Foreign Office said that at this time logistics are being worked out for the visit and just in case there was always the option of participating virtually through a Zoom call.

During the visit, Dr Moeed Yusuf may also meet with his counterparts from Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China to discuss matters of mutual interest, say official sources.

India’s and Afghanistan’s NSAs, Ajit Doval and Hamdullah Mohib have already confirmed their participation and all eyes are now on a possible meeting between Pakistan and India. So far sources in both countries say that no requests from either sides have been made.

But the office of the NSA has confirmed that Dr Moeed Yusuf will not be meeting his Indian counterpart.