A two-day meeting of heads of state of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) under the presidency of Uzbekistan will begin tomorrow in Tashkent. The organization was founded in 1996 after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001 and headquarterd in Beijing, China. The issue which will discussed during the meeting are strengthening stability and security in Central Asia, expansion of SCO’s contacts with other international organization and states, as well as wide involvement of the SCO observer states and dialogue partners in practical cooperation within the organization.
During the summit, India and Pakistan will sign a memorandum of obligation for obtaining SCO member states status. At the end of the summit, the Tashkent Declaration on the fifteenth anniversary of the SCO is likely to be adopted which will contain assessment of 15 years of activities, coordinated approach by member states to the prospects of development of the SCO. The heads of SCO member states of Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia have officially confirmed their participation in the summit. From Observer states Prime Minister of India, Presidents of Afghanistan, Belarus, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Foreign Ministers of Iran will also take part in the summit. In accordance with Charter and Rules of Procedure of SCO President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will chair the meeting.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the place where the meet of heads of the states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization will begin from tomorrow?
2. Name the two countries who are going to obtain the status of SCO member states?
Courtesy: Hindu Business Line