On Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, arrived in Goa, India, for his first visit to the neighboring country.
Bilawal is leading the Pakistani delegation for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, which is scheduled to be held on May 4-5 in Goa.
Bilawal stated in a tweet before departing Karachi that his visit demonstrated Pakistan’s commitment to the SCO’s charter and its membership. He added that he was eagerly anticipating bilateral discussions with the countries participating in the international forum.
“My visit [to India] illustrates how much Pakistan gives importance to SCO and how seriously it takes the SCO membership,” he said in a short video message.
The foreign minister said that he was looking forward to engaging bilaterally with the countries that are part of the international forum.
“During my visit, which is focused exclusively on the SCO, I look forward to constructive discussions with my counterparts from friendly countries,” Bilawal wrote on the microblogging site.