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SCO members agree to enhance int'l nuclear non-proliferation regime: FMs

Xinhua, April 21, 2017 Adjust font size:

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) agreed here Friday that their countries should work to enhance international nuclear non-proliferation regime and to promote cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear power.

In a statement issued at a foreign ministers' meeting in the capital city of Kazakhstan, the senior diplomats said the SCO members should be committed to the regulations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, push forward the process of nuclear disarmament, strengthen the international nuclear non-proliferation regime and boost equal and mutually-beneficial cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear power.

On the Syrian crisis, the ministers said the international efforts toward a peaceful settlement are very important, and stressed that the only correct path to ending the conflict in the Middle East country is through talks based on trust and mutual understanding.

They also believe that the SCO members should step up their cooperation in such fields as anti-terrorism, separatism, extremism, trans-national crimes, drug-trafficking, international information security, and emergency response.

The ministers said the member countries should continue to implement the SCO long-term good-neighborliness treaty, and resolve border issues via friendly negotiations.

Also according to the statement, the foreign ministers said they support China for holding the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation next month in Beijing as it is important to further boost economic and trade cooperation within the SCO under the current global economic circumstances. Endi