Posted: 15.07.2022 12:59:00

SCO Secretary General confirms receipt of Belarus’ application for membership in the organisation

Secretary General of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Zhang Ming said at a briefing that Belarus has officially applied to join the organisation as a full member, adding that all the necessary procedures for this will begin soon, BelTA reports

Photo by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS

Belarus still has observer status in this international organisation, enabling the country to take part in meetings of the SCO Council of Heads of Government, as well as ministerial meetings on foreign economic and foreign trade activities.

The SCO is a regional international association that was established in June 2001. The structure unites nine countries, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India, China, Pakistan and Iran.