The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which concluded its annual summit in Beijing, China, today, announced that it had granted observer status to Afghanistan as part of the group's effort to play a larger role in the stabilization of the war-torn country after the U.S. military leaves in 2014.
The organization, which is made up of six nations -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan -- was founded in 2001 to promote regional economic integration and security cooperation. ...
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