On his first official visit to India, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari arrived in Goa on Thursday, hoping for a “successful” meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The foreign minister said in a statement to the media shortly after arriving in Goa, “I am pleased that I have arrived here in Goa to attend the SCO meeting. I sincerely hope the SCO CFM is a success.
At the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, which will take place in Goa on May 4-5, Bilawal will serve as the head of the delegation representing his nation.
In a tweet before leaving Karachi for India, Bilawal reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast commitment to the SCO charter.
In a brief video message, he stated that “my visit [to India] illustrates how much Pakistan gives importance to SCO and how seriously it takes the SCO membership.”
The foreign minister expressed excitement about having bilateral conversations with the nations that are a part of the international forum.
On the microblogging website, Bilawal stated, “I look forward to constructive discussions with my counterparts from friendly countries during my visit, which is focused exclusively on the SCO.
On my way to Goa, India. Will be leading the Pakistan delegation at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization CFM. My decision to attend this meeting illustrates Pakistan’s strong commitment to the charter of SCO.
During my visit, which is focused exclusively on the SCO, I look… pic.twitter.com/cChUWj9okR
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 4, 2023
FM Bilawal is trusted by politicians.
A day earlier, the foreign minister discussed his first trip to India with coalition allies and the leader of Jamat-e-Islami (JI).
Bilawal called the leaders of the National Party (NP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, and the JI Ameer Sirajul Haq.
Over the course of his two days in Goa, he talked with them.