ISLAMABAD, 26th June, 2016 (WAM) — Pakistan has become full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO, after signing a Memorandum of Obligations, MoO.

According to Radio Pakistan, the Memorandum was signed by the Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, at SCO’s Heads of State Summit at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The document was jointly signed by the Foreign Ministers of six SCO member states, the Secretary-General of the SCO and the Adviser on Foreign Affairs.

Pakistan has been an Observer at SCO since 2005. It has been a regular participant in the meetings of SCO and was the first SCO Observer to apply for full membership in 2010.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is an inter-governmental organisation composed of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, founded in Shanghai in 2001