On March 9, 2023 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Aleinik, met with the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Zhang Ming, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
The interlocutors discussed in detail the participation of the Republic of Belarus in all dimensions of the SCO activities: political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian, touched upon other aspects of interaction within the Organization.
The importance of joint work on creating conditions and maintaining security in the Eurasian space, as well as countering transnational challenges and threats was noted. In this regard, the interface between the SCO and the integration associations operating in the Eurasian space should be of great importance.
In this regard, against the backdrop of the ongoing complex world processes characterized by increased political conflicts and economic uncertainty, the parties stated the active role of the SCO on the global arena and in the regional dimension.
Particular attention at the meeting was paid to discussing the issues of accession of the Republic of Belarus to the SCO as a full member of the Organization.