On 16 November 2020, the SCO Secretariat hosted a meeting between SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov and the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the People's Republic of China, Moin ul Haque.
The Secretary-General congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment to the new post and wished him every success in his professional career.
Vladimir Norov noted the contribution that Pakistan, as a member state, is making to strengthen the SCO's foothold as well as the country's growing interest in cooperation in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The Secretary-General commented on the results of the SCO Heads of State Council meeting held on 10 November 2020 via videoconference and chaired by Russia. He particularly emphasised the initiatives proposed by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, in particular, to set up the SCO Special Working Group on Poverty Reduction, the long term SCO youth strategy and development of scholarship programmes in science and technology.