September 14, 2022
Middle East Briefing reports:
Egypt and Qatar have been granted Dialogue Partner status of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) following the admission procedure launched in September 2021 at the Dushanbe summit.
“On September 14, 2022, in Tashkent, in preparation for the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a ceremony of signing memoranda on granting the status of the SCO dialogue partner to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Qatar was held.” the ministry said.
The documents were signed by SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming, Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Sanad Loza and Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi.
The SCO is an international organization that includes Full Members China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, along with Observer Nations Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia. Dialogue partners in attendance include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Turkiye with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar granted Dialogue Partner status at at the SCO annual Heads of State meeting in mid-September 2022. Guest attendees including Turkmenistan as well as senior representatives from ASEAN, the CIS, and United Nations.
Source: Middle East Briefing. 14-Sep-2022. https://www.middleeastbriefing.com/news/egypt-qatar-join-shanghai-cooperation-organisation-as-dialogue-partners/
Read more: CGTN. 17-Sep-2022. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-09-16/Xi-Jinping-delivers-speech-at-SCO-summit-in-Samarkand-1dnrViKtBks/index.html