29 June 2017

News Story: SCO secretary-general says bloc seeking to create positive atmosphere for resolving disputes between members

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has neither the authority nor the instrument to settle bilateral disputes between its members, but it will create the political atmosphere to help resolve such issues, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov said here Tuesday.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with Xinhua while answering questions collected from netizens, Alimov said disputes such as those between Indian and Pakistan should be "discussed and resolved through a bilateral format and in a friendly and constructive manner."

The SCO member states are willing to discuss issues of common interests based on equality of all members, as underlined by the Shanghai Spirit.

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