On 15 September, SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming met with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on the sidelines of the meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council.
The meeting participants expressed satisfaction with the state of cooperation between the two organisations and reaffirmed their interest in further improving the level of interaction, including as regards the implementation of the SCO’s observer status in the UN. They also noted the relevance and popularity of multifaceted annual consultations between the UN and SCO secretariats.
The parties also touched upon the developments in Afghanistan. Zhang Ming emphasised the importance of creating an inclusive government with the participation of all ethnic, religious and political groups of Afghan society.