November 11, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has proposed a six-point strategy to galvanize joint efforts to counter the second wave of COVID-19, mitigating the pandemic’s economic impact and declaring vaccine a source of global good.
Addressing through video link the 20th Council of Heads of State of Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting, the Prime Minister termed exchange of knowledge among SCO countries significant to reduce the risks of virus and suggested setting up a knowledge bank.
He called for a multi-year strategy on educational institutes, partnership on scholarships for youth in scientific fields, on public health and global economy.
Prime Minister said as a shared responsibility, Pakistan supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned solution that realized into the Doha peace deal and warned of the role of “spoilers, within and outside” who do not wish peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister also spoke on issues including climate change, widening inequality among nations, poverty, disease, hunger and illicit money flow to offshore accounts.
Talking about creating an environment of stability and cooperation in the region, Imran Khan stressed the need for implementing UN Security Council Resolutions for peaceful resolution of outstanding disputes.
He said unilateral and illegal measures to change the status of disputed territories in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions adversely affect the regional environment.