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Beijing SCO security meet discusses terrorism, Afghan situation

Beijing, May 22 : The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security meet here on Tuesday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation to fight terrorism and worsening situation in Afghanistan. The 8-member bloc, joined by India in 2017, also took up topical issues of regional and international importance. India was represented by Deputy National Security Advisor Rajinder Khanna. “At the meeting, the participants exchanged views on ways to strengthen the SCO cooperation in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational organized crime,” according to a statement from the Indian Embassy in Beijing. “They discussed the security situation in Afghanistan as well as other topical issues of regional and international importance,” it added. The security grouping was established in 2001. (IANS)

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