Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khalid said on Friday that expanding membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is "the need of the hour" as member states agreed on procedures to enlarge the SCO.
China offered $5 billion in loans to other member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for project financing, in a bid to provide them more flexible trade options, infrastructure facilities and security solutions to develop a regional economy.
President Xi Jinping said on Friday that he looks forward to visiting Pakistan at an early date, days after the two countries announced the postponement of Xi's visit to the South Asian nation originally scheduled for this month.
Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khalid told China Daily exclusively on Friday that expanding membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is "the need of the hour" as member states agreed on procedures to enlarge the SCO.
The 13-year-old Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has become an efficient and constructive regional mechanism to maintain stability and promote development of its member countries, said Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui.