SCO Ratifies Resolution on India, Pakistan Membership Process
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday ratified a resolution to commence the process of granting India and Pakistan full membership and passed a comprehensive blueprint for the bloc’s development in the next decade.
The leaders of the SCO states ratified the resolution on starting the procedures of granting India and Pakistan full membership of the organization, according to a declaration issued after the 15th SCO summit held in Ufa, capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic, Xinhua news agency reported.
The SCO also elevated Belarus to the status of observer from dialogue partner, and took in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal as new dialogue partners, read the document.
Meanwhile, the leaders approved the SCO Development Strategy until 2025, which set targets and tasks for the organisation’s development in the upcoming 10 years.
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