China expands ties with Pakistan, other countries

Beijing—Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China will keep expanding its regional partnership with Pakistan and other regional countries at the forum of Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO).
This organization is highly productive and useful for promoting common issues, relating to security and economic prosperity, he said here during his meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan says a press release issued by the foreign ministry. The two ministers exchanged views on promoting China-Armenia relations, enhancing high-level exchange, jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt, carrying out cooperation on industry capacity as well as international and regional affairs, said the release.
Nalbandyan and Secretary-General of the SCO Rashid Olimov signed a memorandum marking Armenia’s official status as a dialogue partner of the SCO. In July 2015, The SCO decided to take in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal as new dialogue partners. Founded in 2001, the SCO now has China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as its full members, with Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan as observers, and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey as dialogue partners.—INP

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