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SCO aims for Indian participation

THE six members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have invited India to attend an international conference on Afghanistan to be held in Moscow on March 27, according to a report by The Asian Age on Saturday.

SCO Secretary-General Bolat Nurgaliev held talks on Friday with Indian defense and security analysts in New Delhi and called on India to contribute to the success of the conference, which he hoped would "frankly discuss the situation in Afghanistan and its influence on neighboring states," the report said.

"India has an important role to play in strengthening the SCO. We respect India's peaceful foreign policy. We share common positions on many issues. India has good relations with all SCO members," the report quoted Nurgaliev as saying.

The Russian diplomat also said the Iranian nuclear issue should not be solved with the use of force or the threat of use of force, and called on the international community to "involve (Iran) and not isolate it," said the report.

The SCO's members are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. India holds observer status.





 

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