ST PETERSBURG, 25 June (BelTA) – Belarus would like to improve its status within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with President of Russia Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg on 25 June, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I'd like to talk to you about the Shanghai Cooperation Organization where we are observers. We may consult, you may back the upgrade of our status. A lot of time has passed. I think we will come in handy over there.”