Posted: 15.06.2024 09:10:00

Lukashenko congratulated Zhang Ming on Shanghai Co-operation Organisation’s 23rd anniversary

President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming on the organisation’s 23rd anniversary, reports with reference to the Belarusian leader’s press service

"Over this time, the organisation has managed to create a unique cohesive ‘Shanghai family’ and ensure its strategic independence," the Head of State noted. "It is now one of the most influential structures in the emerging multipolar world, an effective platform for equal partnership in political, economic and humanitarian dimensions."

"The Republic of Belarus will become the SCO tenth member very soon, and we are firmly committed to making a practical contribution to co-operation on issues of Eurasian security, sustainable development, transport connectivity, financial mechanisms, industrial co-operation, humanitarian contacts, as well as countering the three forces of evil: separatism, extremism, and terrorism,” the congratulatory message reads.

Aleksandr Lukashenko thanked for the systematic support provided by the SCO Secretariat to the Belarusian side throughout the entire path of joining the organisation.

The President of Belarus wished Zhang Ming and the staff of the SCO permanent bodies outstanding achievements for the organisation’s prosperity.