Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meet In Tajikistan, Discuss Afghan Withdrawal

2014-04-23 07:12:08 | Al Muslim News
Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meet In Tajikistan, Discuss Afghan Withdrawal

 

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have met in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to discuss regional security issues in the wake of the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The meeting attended by the secretaries of the Security Councils of SCO member states China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The sides also discussed joint efforts against separatism, terrorism, religious extremism, illegal drugs trafficking, and cross-border organized crime. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon called on the organization to adopt a new development strategy, taking into account the "current challenges in the world.".

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