Peace in Afghanistan vital for region, Norov

KABUL: High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary Mohammad Umer Daudzai met SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov during an official trip to China, HPC spokesman said yesterday. During the meeting, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has expressed the hope that direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban would be launched soon.
Norov, who is from Uzbekistan and serves as SCO Secretary General, recalled development projects spearheaded by the SCO in Afghanistan during the meeting.
He said peace and stability in Afghanistan was vital for the region and expressed his desire for the prompt launch of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
He said peace in Afghanistan was vital and effective for regional economic uplift.
Daudzai praised the cooperation of SCO and continued support of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan and briefed the SCO Secretary General on recent achievements of peace and reconciliation process.
Afghanistan is an observing member of the SCO. The organization has eight permanent members, including India and Pakistan.
The Kabul Times

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