New Delhi: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has arrived in Goa to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This is the first visit of a Pakistani foreign minister to India after 12 years. In early 2011, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visited India.
Bilawal Bhutto left for India around 11 am on Thursday to join the SCO meeting. In a tweet, he said that he will lead Pakistan’s delegation to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Bilawal said that my decision to attend this meeting reflects Pakistan’s strong commitment to the SCO Charter. I look forward to constructive discussions with my colleagues from friendly countries.
Bilawal Bhutto is the son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benarazir Bhutto and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. Bilawal has been the president of the Pakistan People’s Party since 2007. He returned to Pakistan in 2012 after graduating from Oxford. After that, he took an active role in Pakistani politics. In the August 2018 general election, Bilawal Bhutto contested on the Pakistan People’s Party ticket and became a member of the Parliament of Pakistan.
Apart from the foreign minister of Pakistan, the foreign ministers of Russia and China also reached Goa. Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar holds a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Russia and China. The foreign ministers of Russia and China also arrived in India earlier to attend the G20 meeting in Delhi in March.
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