China will host 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit at Qingdao, eastern Shandong Province in June 2018. China had taken over rotating chair of SCO after 17th SCO summit concluded in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan in June 2017.
SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation headquartered in Beijing, China. It was founded in 2001.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
- The full members of the SCO are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan.
- Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia have observer status at present.
- India and Pakistan were admitted as full members of the organisation at the summit in Astana 2017.
Source- NDTV News