Armenia wants observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Yerevan needs China's help on the issue, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, Armenia Today reported citing the press-service of the Armenian government.
Li Keqiang noted that, China well understands Armenia's desire to actively participate in regional processes and China also tends to actively cooperate with the Customs Union. The Chinese Prime Minister stated that he will discuss the issue of granting observer status to Armenia in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization with his partners in this organization.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in 2001 and is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. It includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzystan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan, all of whom have observer status. Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.
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