Nepal welcomes SCO dialogue partner status 

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, July 10) – The Government of Nepal has welcomed the decision of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Ufa Summit of 2015 on grant Nepal the status of SCO dialogue partner.

Issuing a press statement on Friday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has thanked all member countries of SCO- China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – for their decision.

”Nepal believes that SCO dialogue partner would provide Nepal opportunities to have more interactions and cooperation with SCO member states especially in the areas of trade, energy, economy, culture, tourism, environment and security and help forge mutually beneficial partnerships with the organization” read the press statement.

Nepal government has also expressed its commitment to work together in order to realize the objectives of the organization.

With Secretariat in Beijing, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an intergovernmental international organization established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China with basic principles of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equal rights, consultations, respect for the diversity of cultures and aspiration towards the common development.

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