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    Uzbek Foreign Minister stated that foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) member countries call for the adoption of a comprehensive United Nations convention on the fight against international terrorism.

    TASHKENT (Sputnik) The foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) member countries call for the adoption of a comprehensive United Nations convention on the fight against international terrorism, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Tuesday.

    "The council of ministers called for the adoption of a comprehensive UN convention to fight international terrorism and for the creation of an effective platform of extensive cooperation to counter challenges and threats to regional security," Kamilov told journalists after the SCO ministerial meeting.

    The minister stressed that the peace process in Afghanistan was one of the most important factors for maintaining security in the region.

    "The participants of the meeting reiterated their support of the conflict settlement in Afghanistan by promoting the process of national reconciliation and highlighted that these efforts should be taken exclusively by the Afghan people," Kamilov said.

    The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance that comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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