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23 September 2022, 15:16

Lukashenko: If the SCO keeps the pace, it will have a great future

LOGOISK DISTRICT, 23 September (BelTA) – If the Shanghai Cooperation Organization does not slow down, it will evolve into a major global player in the future, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told journalists at the Khatyn Memorial Complex on 23 September, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that earlier the SCO was a regional organization, now it is turning into a global player. Countries from other regions already want to join the SCO, and these are quite rich states. For example, Egypt and Qatar have become dialogue partners. Bahrain, the Maldives, Kuwait, the UAE and Myanmar will have the same status. Türkiye has also announced its intention to join the SCO.

“Countries are joining the organization en masse, and good for us that we decided to cast our lot with the SCO before all of them,” the president noted. “I think that it was the right move. This will benefit us,” the president added.

“What we need to do in the SCO is to make it more agile. Once we set out on this journey, we need to keep going. We are progressing smoothly and steadily. However, now it is time to move quickly. We need to give a chance to progressive humanity. We should seize the moment. We should give a chance to people, to many countries. Unless we slow down, the SCO has a great future ahead,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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