India, Pakistan won't bring differences into SCO: China

India, Pak becoming SCO members will boost development

In a major goof-up, Pakistani tableau features Red Fort

India and Pakistan's entry into the SCO will be marked by the raising of the Indian and Pakistani flags at the headquarters.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Indian envoy to China Vijay Gokhale along with the ambassadors of Pakistan Masood Khalid and other Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members were also present at the event that took place on June 14. Along with India and Pakistan, the alliance also includes China, Russia and the central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The organisation's officials said they hadn't cross-checked the photos on display at the event where India and Pakistan were admitted as members into the six-member grouping at the Astana Summit last week.

He said from now on, the state flags of the eight-member states of the Organization, united by the "Shanghai spirit", will be fluttering around the emerald-blue flag of the SCO.

He said that the SCO is a multilateral platform which will provide opportunities for interaction between India and Pakistan.

"We will leave no stone unturned in the attainment of greater good of our people through cooperation and understanding as SCO family", he added.

China on Thursday dismissed apprehensions that the tensions between India and Pakistan could disrupt the unity of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, reported PTI.

Sysoev expressed confidence that the participation of competent bodies of India and Pakistan in the work of the RATS Executive Committee Council will significantly expand the antiterrorist potential of the SCO. We face similar challenges. "Therefore, we hope that through this organisation, we can work together to overcome these challenges", Mr Kong said.

"This summit has helped to strengthen the cohesion of SCO members, charted the course for future development and also made new proposals for SCO cooperation", he said. "We are having number of bilateral channels. It helps because it enhances a number of points of contacts", said Mr Gokhale. "We are part of the region".

Rashid Alimov said, the SCO has the right to be proud of its achievements, but no country or organization can solve the acute problems of our time alone. "I think [it is a] historic day that way", Khalid told the Press Trust of India.

However, a senior Pakistani diplomat earlier said the SCO was not a forum to settle bilateral disputes.

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