Wang Yi notes SCO’s role in facilitating peace process in Afghanistan

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    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) should help push the situation in Afghanistan into a direction that serves the common interests of Afghanistan and other countries in the region, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. He made the remarks when attending the foreign ministers’ meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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