Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the SCO Heads of State Council meeting in Dushanbe on September 16, 2021
It was a busy day.
It’s good that we managed to exchange opinions. And we had a very good meeting just now with our colleagues from China and Iran. And I believe it was very timely to compare notes in that company in addition to other groupings, first of all the neighbours of Afghanistan, to compare notes on how we can help create external conditions for this country to move in the direction of national reconciliation and inclusivity, and so on and so forth.
And we highly value our regular and confidential dialogue on this and other matters. Today is also a good opportunity to compare notes on how we agree bilaterally on trade, economy, investments, humanitarian, military and technical cooperation.