Press Release on Nepal’s Entry into SCO as a Dialogue Partner

The Government of Nepal welcomes the decision of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Ufa Summit of 2015 on granting Nepal the status of SCO dialogue partner. Nepal believes that SCO dialogue partner would provide Nepal opportunities to have more interactions and cooperation with SCO member states especially in the areas of trade, energy, economy, culture, tourism, environment and security and help forge mutually beneficial partnerships with the organization. The Government of Nepal would like to thank all member countries of SCO – China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – for their decision. The Government of Nepal expresses its commitment to work together in order to realize the objectives of the organization.

With Secretariat in Beijing, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an intergovernmental international organization established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China with basic principles of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equal rights, consultations, respect for the diversity of cultures and aspiration towards the common development.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kathmandu, Nepal

10 July 2015