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Turkey and The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dialogue Partnership Memorandum was signed in Almaty.

Turkey and The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dialogue Partnership Memorandum was signed in Almaty.

Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey together with Mr. Dmitry Mezentsev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) signed the Memorandum on the cooperation that may be carried out with the SCO as the Dialogue Partner of the organization.

Speaking at the signing ceremony Foreign Minister Davutoğlu thanked all member countries and the Secretary General of the SCO for enabling Turkey to be a member of a family consisting of countries which live together not hundreds but thousands of years with the decision taken during the last SCO Summit.

Foreign Minister Davutoğlu stated that the partnership will strengthen the ties between Turkey and the SCO particularly in the fields of economy and transportation and will also provide for fight together against the challenges which threaten all the countries.

Foreign Minister Davutoğlu emphasized that the Memorandum is a declaration of “common fate” and also the beginning of a long road where Turkey and SCO walk hand in hand.