Armenian president asks counterparts to help obtain observer status in SCO
YEREVAN, September 23. / ARKA /. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has asked today heads of countries making the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to help his country obtain the status of observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO ), ITAR -TASS reported.
The President of Armenia, who is visiting the Russian Sochi to participate in a CSTO session, confirmed Armenia’s interest in the SCO, which he said makes an important contribution to the regional security.
"I hope for your support in this matter," Sargsyan said, turning to his Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and Tajik counterparts. These countries are also members of the SCO.
Earlier, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Ketsyan that Armenia wanted to obtain observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and needed China’s assistance.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization includes Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia, India and Pakistan have observer status. -0-