India, Pakistan sign memorandums to obtain SCO member-state status

The representatives of India and Pakistan signed memorandums on the obligations for obtaining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-state status following the organization’s summit in Tashkent.

During the SCO summit, the heads of the SCO member-states approved the signing of memorandums on the obligations of India and Pakistan to obtain the SCO member-state status and made the appropriate decision.

India and Pakistan are expected to become full SCO members at the next summit, to be held in Kazakhstan in 2017.

A procedure was launched at the SCO summit in Ufa in July 2015 for admission of India and Pakistan to the organization. The SCO members are China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Turkey, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners.

Source: Trend