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SCO pledges further support to Afghanistan

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08:11, March 31, 2012

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping presides over a vice-foreign-minister-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on regional security in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2012. The participants in Friday's meeting included delegates from SCO members states, observer states and Afghanistan, said a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry. (Xinhua)

BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is worried about the security situation in Afghanistan, and will continue its support to the reconstruction of the war-torn country, according to a high-level meeting of SCO.

During the vice-foreign-minister-level meeting held Friday in Beijing all sides discussed the current regional security situation and vowed to improve cooperation.

The participants included delegates from SCO members states, observer states and Afghanistan, said a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Founded in 2001, the SCO groups China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Observer countries include Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran and India while Belarus and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.

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