Ankara will increase cooperation and is working to strengthen relations with Asia in every field, Türkiye President Erdogan tells the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Kyrgyzstan says its soldiers were returning fire after its outposts along the whole length of the border came under attack by Tajikistan, which hasn't commented on the allegation yet.
Türkiye is participating at the presidential level for the first time since Ankara obtained dialogue partner status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2012.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation "includes half the population of our planet" and meeting of leaders of Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Türkiye, Iran and several other countries "offers a real alternative to Western-centric" blocs, says Kremlin.
"I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks," says PM Imran Khan without giving more details on the dialogue with Afghanistan's new rulers.
Leaders of the eight-member bloc attending a summit in Tajikistan did not announce a timeline for Tehran's membership of the multilateral alliance.
With the insurgents intent on defeating the Ghani government, neighbouring countries are on alert for refugees crossing borders as fighting intensifies and living conditions deteriorate.
Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping formally signed off on the duo's accession at the annual summit in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
China supports Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which will see Pakistan and India join at its annual summit this week.
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