Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has offered to connect CPEC with Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s six approved routes to link the Eurasian Landmass.

He was talking to Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Rashid Alimov in Islamabad on Tuesday, reported Radio Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said that the connectivity will greatly enhance vitality to become a conduit for linking China, Russia and Central Asia with the Arabian Sea.

He also expressed support for various SCO’s initiatives including the establishment of SCO Development Bank, SCO Development Fund, SCO Business Council, SCO Interbank Consortium and SCO’s initiative on Small and Medium Enterprises.

While expressing support for the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated Pakistan’s strong opposition to the three evils of terrorism, extremism and separatism.

He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards “Shanghai Spirit” of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, respect for cultural diversity and pursuit of common development.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that SCO has established itself as a significant and influential player in the international arena by leveraging its comparative advantages.

The Secretary General appreciated Pakistan’s active participation in all SCO activities.

He said that the inclusion of new members like Pakistan has greatly strengthened SCO which has emerged as a true cross regional and cross continental organization playing a multifaceted role in the world politics.