Shanghai Cooperation Organization


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Shanghai Cooperation Organization

(SCO), association of Eurasian nations founded 2001 in Shanghai by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Under the charter signed in 2002, the member nations cooperate on security and military issues, especially with respect to terrorism, as well as on economic, environmental, cultural, scientific, and other issues. All of the founding members except Uzbekistan had been in an earlier group, the Shanghai Five, created in 1996. The SCO encourages economic, political, and cultural exchanges among its members and conducts joint military exercises; it also acts as a counterbalance to U.S. and NATO influence in Central Asia and more generally Asia. The organizational bodies of SCO include councils of heads of state, heads of government, and foreign ministers and an executive committee on regional counterterrorism. Forums are held each year in one of the member states.
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Kyrgyzstan joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after the security assurance of primary member of the forum.Russia wanted cooperation Between SCO and CSTO in 2003 but Uzbekistan threatened to leave the SCO due to its aversion of CSTO.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held with Iran's participation in Qingdao on June 9, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang announced on Friday.
by PTI From left, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pose for a photo at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakstan, Friday, June 9, 2017.
Summary: Following the removal of the sanctions, Iran is willing to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
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Iran, along with Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, has an observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

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