The regular 17th meeting of the Heads of SCO Member States under the chairmanship of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev started.
In his welcoming speech, the head of
«Today we agreed to sign a decision on the completion of the procedure for admission and granting the status of a SCO member state to the
Recall, the 17th meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is held in Astana on June 8–9, where the heads of delegations exchange views on the international and regional situation, security issues and development of cooperation within the SCO in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, discuss the process of India and Pakistan’s accession to SCO.
It is known that a draft statement of the heads of state on joint counteraction to international terrorism is being prepared. One of the important issues on the agenda of the summit is the completion of the process of accession of
These countries' accession to SCO will contribute to strengthening the political and economic potential of the organization, increasing international prestige.
The heads of state are expected to sign the Astana Declaration, adopt the SCO Convention on Countering Extremism. In total, 11 documents are being prepared for signing.
It is planned that the talks will be held in both a narrow and an extended format. It is also expected that the heads of state will assess the situation in the SCO, determine the tasks and prospects for the development of the organization.
During the summit, the SCO chairmanship will be handed over from
Note of 24.kg news agency. The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organization, which includes six states —