Deputy Foreign Minister Attends Second Meeting of Contact Group between Afghanistan - Shanghai Cooperation Organization

May 29, 2018

BEIJING – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hekmat Khalil Karzai participated in the second meeting of the Contact Group of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Afghanistan that was held in Beijing city.

In this meeting, the Deputy Minister stressed on the importance and sustaining of regional cooperation as well as consolidation and expansion of security and economic cooperation between the SCO member states and Afghanistan. He also emphasized the significance of Afghanistan’s full membership at the SCO and called for facilitation of trade between Afghanistan and SCO member states.

At this gathering, representatives of the SCO member states expressed their viewpoints and ideas on concerned matters and reiterated their commitment with regards to combating terrorism as a common regional threat.

These representatives assured of sustaining their countries’ economic, trade and cultural cooperation with Afghanistan in the framework of SCO.