President: Afghanistan to solve security problems supported by SCO member countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep. 13 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will help Afghanistan overcome terrorism and extremism problems, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said at an enlarged meeting of SCO heads of state in Bishkek on Friday, Kyrtag reported.
"We understand that all the global community is concerned about the state of our country after the withdrawal of the international coalition. We will prevent violence and strengthen national security. Afghanistan will be able to solve this problem together with the SCO countries," the Afghan president said.
Karzai said that Afghanistan has managed to achieve a certain economic development and create its own security forces since 2001.
"We have created an effective system of counter-terrorism and are now fighting against terrorist organisations such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban. We are considering the possibility of close cooperation with the SCO countries and intend to follow the path of peace and security. We will make every effort to maintain stability in the country," Karzai said.