In a statement from the High Peace Council, released on Saturday, January 26, Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Vladimir Norov, said during a meeting with the President Ghani’s special envoy and head of HPC’s secretariat, Mohammad Umer Daudzai that peace in Afghanistan is in the interests of the regional economy and added that peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban group should begin as soon as possible.
Mr. Daudzai called on the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to cooperate with Kabul to coordinate and consolidate regional initiatives in order to build consensus around the Afghan Peace, according to the statement.
The head of the Secretariat of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, also called on the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, to pay more attention to speeding up of the full membership of Afghanistan, the statement added.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic and military organisation, which was founded in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in the year 2001.
Afghanistan’s peace is important for SCO as its member states believe a stable Afghanistan will not only be good for itself but also for the larger region.