Afghanistan demands full SCO Membership from China

Kabul, Jan.27 (ANI): Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked China to grant it full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with his Chinese counterpart A Wang Yi and discussed ways to develop friendly relations and and expand bilateral cooperation in different sectors.

Rabbani while appreciating the active and constructive role played by China in the session of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) expressed his hope for finalising the peace process in the future session, reports Dawn.

Rabbani and Wang also discussed and exchanged opinions on the cooperation of the two countries regarding the bilateral and multilateral struggle against terrorism.

Rabbani appreciated the valuable cooperation of China in different sectors and asked for China’s support for Afghanistan’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Wang welcomed the request of Afghanistan’s full membership in the SCO and AIIB and promised serious cooperation in this regard. (ANI)

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