National Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: The SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov extend well wishes to the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

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The Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov sent a felicitation message to the President Ashraf Ghani on the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

In his message the Secretary-General stated that the SCO Member States and Afghanistan share old and historic links of common history, culture, civilization, and people to people friendship, and the peace and security in the SCO space is directly linked with the peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Secretary-General further added that now is the time to translate Roadmap for Further Action of SCO-Afghanistan contact group and Roadmap on enhancing interaction with Observer and Dialogue Partners of SCO, which were adopted during the Heads of State Summit in Bishkek in 2019.

"I am fully convinced that the "Shanghai Spirit" of SCO can act as a guiding light for approaching all problems of conflict including in Afghanistan and bringing lasting peace, which would further strengthen SCO-Afghanistan relations to promote peace, stability and development in Afghanistan", said the letter.