Kyrgyzstan proposes to use SCO mechanisms to stabilize Afghanistan

27 June

The Kyrgyz authorities are putting forward an initiative to attract the capabilities of regional organizations, as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan. This was stated on Monday in Bishkek during a meeting with the Special Representative of the Iranian President for Afghanistan, Hasan Kazemi Kumi, by Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubayev, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

"During the meeting, the parties exchanged their views on developments in Afghanistan and ways to resolve the Afghan problem. At the same time, according to the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister, it is necessary to effectively use the existing mechanisms of regional cooperation, including the SCO, and to continue searching for new ones in order to put Afghanistan on the track of peaceful and sustainable development," the statement said.

According to the press service, Kulubayev also stressed the importance of interaction with the Afghan government "to prevent a further escalation of tensions in that country, which could have a negative impact on regional security issues".

"The parties agreed to continue the political dialogue in this direction in order to provide maximum support to the Afghan people in building a peaceful and stable Afghanistan," the press service assured.

Iranian President's Special Representative for Afghanistan is in Bishkek on a working visit.



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