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SCO calls for inclusive govt in Afghanistan, with representation of all sections of society

SCO calls for inclusive govt  in Afghanistan, with representation of all sections of society

Dushanbe, Sep 17 (UNI) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Friday said it is critical to have an inclusive government in Afghanistan, with representation from all ethnic, religious and political groups of Afghan society.

The Dushanbe Declaration, adopted after the SCO Summit in the Tajikistan capital on Friday, also expressed its support for Afghanistan as an “independent, neutral, united, democratic and peaceful State, free of terrorism, war and drugs”.

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