9 Apr 2018 18:06

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry intends to intensify cooperation with SCO - FM

BAKU. April 9 (Interfax) - Baku is interested in expanding its cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at a meeting with SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov on Monday.

"Azerbaijan intends to expand cooperation with the SCO and bring [it] to a qualitatively new level," Mammadyarov said.

The Azerbaijani foreign minister thanked the SCO secretary-general for supporting the development of cooperation between Baku and the organization.

A SCO delegation headed by Alimov is in Azerbaijan to monitor the April 11 presidential election.

In July 2016, Azerbaijan finalized the process of joining the SCO as a dialogue partner.