02 June 2017

News Story: India, Pakistan to complete process of joining SCO during upcoming Astana summit

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday said that India and Pakistan would complete the process of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the upcoming Astana summit.

This would be the first time for the SCO to expand membership since its founding, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a daily press briefing.

After that, the SCO will become the world's most populous regional cooperative organization and the largest by area, which will bring unprecedented development capacity and cooperation potential, said Hua.

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