SCO Defense Ministers Concerned About the Rapid Deterioration of the Situation in Afghanistan

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(NIAT Khovar) – Yesterday, the SCO Defense Ministers exchanged views on international and regional security, and noted the high level of mutual understanding between the SCO member states.

The meeting was attended by the defense ministers of India Rajnat Singh, Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev, China Wei Fenghe, Kyrgyzstan Taalaibek Omuraliev, Pakistan Parvez Khattak, Russia Sergei Shoigu, Uzbekistan Bakhodir Kurbanov, Tajikistan Sherali Mirzo, Belarus Viktor Khrenin, and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Jumakhon Giyosov.

The ministers noted that the SCO is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a significant international organization capable of effectively influencing the maintenance of peace and strengthening of security.

They agreed to continue cooperation in strengthening security and maintaining stability in the organization’s space in the context of the growing conflict in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the continuing high threat of terrorism.

Defense officials strongly condemned attempts to falsify the historical truth about the causes and results of World War II, as well as the rehabilitation and glorification of Nazi criminals and their accomplices.

The ministers are unanimous in their view of the importance of the training of joint actions of the SCO Armed Forces during the joint military anti-terrorist command and staff exercises Peaceful Mission — 2021 organizations and stress that the practice of conducting such exercises will continue.

They agreed to continue providing all-round assistance to all SCO member states in the accession of India and Pakistan into the SCO.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan