The meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group took place in Beijing at the level of deputy foreign ministers of Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, SCO Secretariat and SCO RATS Executive Committee.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the ways of the Afghan settlement, the development of the situation in and around Afghanistan, the priority tasks for establishing cooperation between the SCO and Afghanistan.
The head of the Kyrgyz delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Nurlan Abdrakhmanov expressed concern over the activation of terrorist groups on the territory of Afghanistan and noted that Kyrgyzstan supports the efforts of the world community aimed at stabilizing the situation and early restoration of Afghanistan.
Abdrakhmanov proposed to intensify mutual cooperation in the Afghan direction at the expert level and with interested international partners.
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