FM Mammadyarov visits China

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov pays a visit to China.

During the visit, Mammadyarov held meetings with the leadership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and signed a memorandum on granting Azerbaijan the status SCO dialogue partner.

In addition, Elmar Mammadyarov will hold meetings with the Chinese officials.

The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental organization founded on June 15, 2001.

Its members, together with observer countries such as Pakistan, India, and Iran and dialogue partners including Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Nepal, have a combined population of 3.3 billion and gross domestic product worth $15.5 trillion in 2014, representing 20 percent of the global GDP.

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