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Abdullah Abdullah calls on SCO members to back Afghan peace talks

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has called on the member states of the Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to use their leverage in bringing militant groups to the negotiations table.

"We call upon SCO member states to use their leverage and contacts with armed militant groups to urge they enter into intra-talks," Tolo News quoted Abdullah as saying at the Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in on Friday.

Abdullah also called for full membership of in the organisation in order to further enhance cooperation and achieve progress between the SCO and

He called the SCO to grant permanent co-chairmanship for future Contact Group to help address the challenges that confront Afghanistan and the region.

Abdullah said that Afghanistan was seeking enhanced cooperation on anti-efforts between the SCO member states and

According to the Tolo News, Abdullah reaffirmed Afghanistan's political will and commitment to the SCO objectives in enhancing regional connectivity and contributing towards security, stability, economic growth and prosperity of the region.

Earlier, Abdullah met Russia's Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the summit and discussed the fight against and strengthening of bilateral relations between the two sides.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 21:24 IST