Russian Federation sees no obstacles for Iran's accession to SCO, PM says


He also welcomed Pakistan to become a part of the Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Minister) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for the very first time.

The SCO was founded at a Summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

"We call upon SCO member states to use their leverage and contacts with armed Afghan militant groups to urge they enter into intra-Afghan talks", Tolo News quoted Abdullah as saying at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Russian Federation on Friday.

SCO objectives included building mutual trust, equality, respect for cultural diversity and good-neighbourly relations between member countries.

Expanding pragmatic cooperation between China and Afghanistan on economy and trade cannot be done without a safe and stable external environment, said Li, adding that China will enhance dialogue and cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan with the goal of achieving long-term regional stability and security in an early date.

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It merits mention here that the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) had contributed largely towards maintaining regional peace, security and stability.

She will also attend the reception hosted by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the same evening. The retreat would be followed by a plenary session of the CHG, where Abbasi would deliver a speech.

The meeting would conclude after a signing ceremony on different documents and a joint communiqué issued by the heads of delegations.

Andrei Kobyakov is expected to hold a number of bilateral meetings with foreign partners.