SCO Summit 2016 Kicked off at Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Download PDF)

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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.

Key Facts

  • 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/Last Modified on: June 24, 2016

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