Shanghai Cooperation Organization confirms receipt of Belarus’ application for membership

Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Zhang Ming said that Belarus has applied for membership in the organization, in which it expresses its readiness to begin the necessary legal procedures.

“Indeed, Belarus has officially applied to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a full member,” he added.

He stressed that this indicates that Minsk is convinced that the values ​​and principles of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are compatible with the values ​​and principles of Belarus.

Earlier, Acting Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov said that Belarus had applied to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and its application has already been sent to member states, and the procedures for its admission to the SCO may begin during the organization’s summit will be held next September. in Samarkand.

Norov said that all the leaders of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization confirmed their participation in the Samarkand summit, but some of them have not yet decided on the form of their participation.

Source: RIA Novosti

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