SCO Summit 2016 Kicked Off at Tashkent, Uzbekistan [ Current Affairs ]
The 2-day meeting 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit has been kicked off at Tashkent, Uzbekistan which heads of state of SCO is being conducted under the presidency of Uzbekistan.
- The main discussion point of the summit is the problems related to strengthen constancy and security in Central Asia will be undertaken.
- It will also consider in the growth of SCO’s contacts with other global organization and states.
- It will also aims to varied participation of the SCO observer states and discussion partners in practical cooperation within the association will be discussed.
- India and Pakistan will ink a memorandum of obligation for obtaining SCO member states status in this regard.
About Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
- SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and military organization.
- Its main objective is to joint conserving and continuance regional peace, security and stability and also founding a democratic, fair and rational new international political and financial order.
- Its headquarters is located at Beijing, China.
- It was established in 2001 at Shanghai by the leaders 6 countries including China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
- It is a conclusion of The Shanghai Five grouping which was established in 1996 by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
- The first enlargement of SCO is in 2001 was with addition of Uzbekistan and second increase was in July 2015 with addition of 2 new members India and Pakistan.
- It has four participants Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia.
- India had an Observer status of SCO from 2005 and he had applied for full membership in 2014.
- Published on: June 24, 2016