ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday left for Dushanbe, Tajikistan to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers Council. During his three-day visit, the foreign minister will address the SCO ministerial council. The foreign minister Qureshi will also attend the meeting of the SCO foreign ministers contact group on Afghanistan and reiterate Pakistan’s stance on the Afghan peace process, the changing regional situation, and the promotion of regional cooperation. On the sidelines of the meeting, he is scheduled to meet with his counterparts from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Russia and China. Bilateral and regional ties, besides issues of mutual interests would be discussed during these meetings. During his stay, foreign minister Qureshi will also meet President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. It is expected that foreign minister’s visit would be helpful in enhancing the Afghan peace process, focusing on a joint approach over the regional security situation and promoting diverse cooperation among the SCO member states.