SCO summit vows to boost regional peace, stability, prosperity (4)

07:55, June 12, 2010      

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The SCO also reiterated its support for the United Nations to play a leading role in international mediation efforts for Afghanistan.

The continuous deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan as well as terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational organized crime that originated in the country still posed "serious threats" to the region, the declaration said.

Peace and stability in Afghanistan was conducive to the region's continued social and economic development, the declaration said, adding the SCO member states believed "military means alone" could not solve the country's problems.

The SCO called on the international community to intensify the fight against all sections of drug production and circulation in Afghanistan.

The SCO member states would like to coordinate with other international and regional institutions on the drug issue and called on the International Security Assistance Force to cooperate with SCO members in combating drugs, the declaration said.

The declaration said the organization supported its member states in working together with international institutions and other parties to take part in the economic reconstruction programs in Afghanistan.

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