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Belarus files formal bid to become SCO member state — secretary-general

Politics 14:17 15 Jul, 2022

Official membership procedures are to begin soon

Belarus files formal bid to become SCO member state — secretary-general

Belarus has officially filed a request to become a member state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the organization’s Secretary General Zhang Ming told reporters on Friday, Qazet.az reports.

"Recently, Belarus officially filed a request to join the SCO as a full-fledged member," he said.

In his words, official membership procedures are to begin soon.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in June 2001 in Shanghai. Its current members are India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.