SCO should have a common position on Afghanistan: Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries need a common stance on the risks in Afghanistan following the “escape” of US forces, Sputnik reported on Friday.
Vladimir Putin speaking virtually at the 21st SCO Council of Heads of State Meeting, “Now our organization faces a daunting task of pursuing a common and agreed line, taking into account the grave risks associated with it. to the worsening of the situation in Afghanistan after the precipitous withdrawal – well, one can even call it an escape – of the American forces and their NATO allies from that country. ”
The OCS is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This is the first SCO summit held in a hybrid format and the fourth summit in which India has participated as a full member of the SCO.
The meeting is chaired by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
Putin also declared to provide all possible assistance to start an inclusive intra-Afghan peace process and at the same time “to do everything to block the threats of terrorism, drug trafficking, religious extremism emanating from this country” .
At the summit, leaders review the organization’s activities over the past two decades and discuss the state and prospects for future cooperation.
The summit brings together the leaders of the SCO Member States, Observer States, the Secretary General of the SCO, the Executive Director of the SCO Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure (RATS) and other guests.
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