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Deputy Chairman Senate visits Yangling, China, to attend the SCO Forum on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development (May 27-31, 2023)

May 30,2023

In his keynote speech at the Forum, H.E. Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Deputy Chairman Senate, stressed the urgent need to promote and augment well-coordinated strategic partnerships and synergies by sharing knowledge, expertise, best practices and latest technological innovations, especially towards agriculture development, value addition and modernisation. Referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Deputy Chairman Senate said Pakistan was fully committed to the attainment of all SDGs, including the SDG on poverty alleviation, and in that regard, was making progress through  the implementation of social safety net programs and other initiatives to reduce poverty, provide social protection, and promote economic growth.

He also commended and acknowledged Chinese efforts, especially under the visionary leadership of President Xi Jinping, in lifting over 800 million people out of extreme poverty and transforming China into an inspiring global economic power. He called upon the SCO states to intensify further cooperation to achieve the objectives of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. 
The Forum was attended by central and local Chinese leadership, including Madam Shen Yueyue, Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Chair of the Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship, and Cooperation Commission of the SCO, and delegations from 7 other countries, including Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, and leaders from Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Nepal, Myanmar, Maldives and Turkiye. 

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