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Pakistan flag raised at SCO Headquarters

June 15,2017

With the admission of Pakistan in SCO as a full-fledged member, Pakistan’s flag was raised at the SCO Headquarters in Beijing in a solemn ceremony held today.
The national flag of Pakistan was raised to the tune of the national anthem played by Chinese military band. In his address on the occasion, Ambassador of Pakistan, Mr. Masood Khalid, termed 9th June as a historic day, symbolizing the start of a new journey for Pakistan. He reiterated Pakistan’s pledge to work for a shared vision of common development. Thanking the six founding members of SCO, Secretary General of SCO, Government of Kazakhstan and the Chinese Government, Ambassador expressed Pakistan’s readiness to work together to harness the SCO potential for enhancing regional security, connectivity, economic integration and people-to-people contacts.
SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov said that on 9th June, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the leaders of founding states of SCO took a historic decision to accept Pakistan as a full-fledged member of SCO. He expressed the hope that from today eight SCO members will be united by the “Shanghai Spirit”.

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