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15 June 2021, 09:22

Lukashenko: Belarus fully participates in SCO activities

Vladimir Norov. An archive photo
Vladimir Norov. An archive photo

MINSK, 15 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov on the occasion of the SCO's 20th anniversary, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“Over the years the organization has successfully established itself in the international arena, becoming a full participant in key global processes. Today, the SCO is involved in resolving issues of any complexity of the global agenda. The organization plays a significant role in ensuring regional security, restoring the world economy, and promoting cultural and scientific ties. In the difficult time of dealing with the pandemic, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has become a model of unity and mutual support,” the message of greetings reads.

The head of state noted: “Belarus has been actively participating in various SCO mechanisms since joining the SCO, and it fully shares the principle of the ‘Shanghai spirit'. Our initiatives to develop food security, information technologies, transportation have already found application with the member states.

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that, occupying a strategically important position between Europe and Asia, Belarus is ready to organically complement the cooperation within the SCO, using its transit, industrial and scientific potential, as well as the accumulated experience of multilateral diplomacy.

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