BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 30. Russia supports Azerbaijan's joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as an observer, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov said at a press conference, Trend reports.
The ambassador said that Azerbaijan's closer interaction with SCO must proceed from the country itself.
“Azerbaijan has great prestige in the international arena, its authority is growing and joining SCO would correspond to this trend,” Bocharnikov added.
“Joint participation of Azerbaijan and Russia in SCO will help strengthen cooperation in trade, economy and culture,” the ambassador said.