PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
October 11, 2017
UZBEKISTAN TO TAKE PART IN MEETING OF SCO-AFGHANISTAN CONTACT GROUP
A delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan will attend a meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group.
The meeting of the Contact Group “SCO – Afghanistan” will be held on 11 October 2017 in Moscow (Russia).
The participants of the meeting will exchange views on current situation in Afghanistan and discuss ways of Afghan settlement, as well as establishment of cooperation between the SCO and Afghanistan.
SCO – Afghanistan Contact group was established in 2015 in accordance with the decision of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the SCO member states.
The format was created to coordinate efforts in combating terrorism, separatism, extremism and drug trafficking, launching a consultative process between the SCO and Afghanistan, connecting the Organization to development and implementation of international programs to assist Afghanistan in order to stabilize the socio-economic and humanitarian situation in the country.