In the video, Imran Khan is seen seated while everyone else stood to welcome the dignitaries entering the hall for the SCO summit, including Russin President Vladimir Putin.
Imran Khan stood briefly and then sat again. (Photo: Reuters)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan broke the diplomatic protocol at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit (SCO) in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Friday. The video has been shared on the official Twitter handle of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
In the video, Imran Khan is seen sitting while everyone else stood to welcome the dignitaries entering the hall, including Russin President Vladimir Putin.
Upon realising that he was perhaps the only one seated while the others stood to welcome the other head of states, Imran Khan stood briefly and then sat again.
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Prime Minister of #Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI‘s Arrival with other World Leaders at Invitation of President of Kyrgyzstan for Opening Ceremony 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan (13.06.19)#SCOSummit2019 pic.twitter.com/fYdKYN3Fv7
PTI (@PTIofficial) June 13, 2019
Imran Khan earlier broke the diplomatic protocol at the 14th OIC summit held in Saudi Arabia last week.
During a meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the sidelines of the summit, Imran Khan spoke to Salman’s interpreter for a few minutes and walked off while the message was still being translated to the Saudi king.
Someone should teach little bit ethics of Diplomacy to this man.
Meanwhile, it is heard that the Saudi king has cancelled meeting with Imran Khan because of his nonsensical attitude.
I though wish that it’s just a rumour since we have to beg a lot more
Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) June 1, 2019
Imran Khan was criticised by his own countrymen and Saudi Arabia for insulting the king.
Imran Khan is attending the two-day summit in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.