Russia hopes that India will soon become a full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday after talks with his Indian counterpart Shri S.M. Krishna.
“Russia supports the resolution of the issue of India’s transfer from observer status to full membership in the SCO as soon as possible. We have expounded on this position repeatedly and expect to achieve progress in the issue soon,” Lavrov said.
The SCO – an intergovernmental security body – comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia and Pakistan hold observer status.
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