Council of Heads of State to consider granting SCO observer status to Afghanistan

Other News Materials 11 May 2012 09:52 (UTC +04:00)

Beijing, China, May 11 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /

Granting observer status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to Afghanistan will be considered at the SCO Council of Heads of State. This decision was taken today in Beijing by ministers of SCO member states, Trend correspondent reports from Chinese capital Beijing.

The ministers expressed concern about the current situation in Afghanistan and stressed that the development of the situation in this country depends on peace and stability in the SCO responsibility zone.

In addition, the ministers submitted issue of granting the status of SCO dialogue partner to the Turkish Republic for the consideration of the SCO Council of Heads of states.

As it was reported earlier today Beijing is holding a regular meeting of the SCO Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. It was attended by Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Yang Jiechi, Sergei Lavrov, as well as ministers of Kyrgyzstan - Ruslan Kazakbayev, Tajikistan - Hamrokhon Zarifi, Uzbekistan - Abdulaziz Kamilov.

The meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of state will be held in Beijing on June 6-7, 2012.