SCO FMs issue joint statement on the Afghanistan stabilization

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    Foreign Ministers of the eight Shanghai Cooperation Organization states held a meeting in the format of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group on Wednesday. They called on all sides in Afghanistan to abstain from violence in order to stabilize the country.

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