China’s Xi says SCO states should help drive smooth Afghan transition
BEIJING, Sept 17 (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping said on Friday that member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) should help drive a smooth transition in Afghanistan, according to Chinese state media.
SCO member states should guide Afghanistan to develop an inclusive political structure and follow moderate internal and external policies, Xi said.
Xi was addressing a meeting of the heads of state of the SCO in Tajikistan via video link.
The SCO comprises eight members: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Afghanistan is an observer state in the group.
Reporting by Ryan Woo
Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky
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