ABU DHABI, March 25 (RIA Novosti) - The secretary
general of the Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC)
will take part in an international forum on Afghanistan to be
held in Moscow on March 27, the OIC said in a statement on
The Moscow conference is to be held by the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization (SCO) to discuss the "situation in
Afghanistan and its influence on neighboring states."
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is expected to deliver a report at
The SCO is a regional security group that comprises
Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and
Uzbekistan. Russia took over the presidency of the organization
last August. Iran, India, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer
status within the organization.
The conference is also aimed at boosting "joint efforts by
the international community to counteract terrorism, illegal
drug trade and trans-border organized crime from Afghan