SCO foreign ministers urge to adopt UN convention on fighting terrorism
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 24
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) member countries called for adoption of the UN comprehensive convention on the fight against international terrorism, said the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov.
He made the remarks May 24 at a press conference held after the SCO Foreign Ministers Council meeting.
"The Foreign Ministers Council called for the adoption of the UN comprehensive convention on the fight against international terrorism and creation of an effective platform for broad cooperation in countering challenges and threats to the regional security," said Kamilov.
The Uzbek FM also noted that the fast restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan is an important factor in maintaining and strengthening the regional security.
"The meeting participants reaffirmed their support for the Afghan conflict's settlement through the promotion of the national reconciliation process and noted that these efforts must be undertaken exclusively by the Afghan people," said Kamilov.
Meanwhile, the UN should play a central coordinating role in international cooperation on Afghanistan, he added.
The SCO members are China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Turkey, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners.
Edited by EA