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    Kabul has asked Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to help Afghan special services in combating terrorism, the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO RATS) said Thursday.

    MOSCOW, October 23 (RIA Novosti) – Kabul has asked Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to help Afghan special services in combating terrorism, the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO RATS) said Thursday.

    The SCO RATS director Zhang Xinfeng and Afghan Ambassador to Uzbekistan Mohammad Sadiq Daudzai discussed the security situation in Afghanistan on October 17.

    "The head of the Afghani Embassy conveyed the readiness of Afghanistan’s defense and security forces to repel terrorist threats emanating from the Taliban movement, which has a significant influence in the south and east of the country. Ambassador requested the SCO member states to assist the national security forces of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in fighting terrorism," SCO RATS said in a statement published on its website.

    The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military alliance that was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    The Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is a permanent SCO organ that serves to promote cooperation against terrorism, separatism and extremism among its member states.

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