“As Ukraine regains control of land occupied by Russian forces, it must prioritize securing evidence of their alleged war crimes. Gathering such evidence is extremely resource-intensive, and so we are calling on the international community to provide resources that will assist Ukraine’s efforts. All ongoing and future trials over alleged war crimes must meet fair trial standards.”
The SCO heads of state are expected to finalize the admission of Iran and grant the status of a dialogue partner to Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
Putin told Raisi that he was happy that Iran was joining the SCO.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Samarkand on Thursday.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen cooperation.
Der 2001 gegründeten Schanghai-Gruppe, die sich Kooperation und Sicherheit auf die Fahnen schreibt, gehören heute außer Russland, China, Indien auch Pakistan, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Tadschikistan, Usbekistan und neuerdings der Iran an.
First lady Emine Erdoğan, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Mehmet Muş, National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head Hakan Fidan, Presidency Defense Industries head İsmail Demir, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairperson and party spokesperson Ömer Çelik also traveled to Samarkand.