Now that both Pakistan and India are SCO members, can this help narrow the differences and improve bilateral relations between the two countries?
Pakistan and India joined the SCO at the same time last year. We follow the Shanghai Spirit of cooperation and building trust. This has been the guiding principle of Pakistan’s foreign policy, which also guides us in the SCO. Pakistan has consistently advocated dialogue and peaceful means for conflict resolution between states. The same principle applies as far as Pakistan’s relations with India are concerned.
Flags of SCO member states including Pakistan are raised at an SCO agency in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on June 15, 2017, after the country was given full SCO membership