▲ Up
12:27 24-09-2018
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
SCO summit ends with adoption of Qingdao Declaration
World | politics | 08:47, 11 June 2018 | 746

AKIPRESS.COM - The Qingdao meeting marked a milestone in the SCO's history as it was the organization's first summit after India and Pakistan joined China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members last year.

The SCO has grown into the largest regional organization for comprehensive cooperation in the world, in terms of both the area it covers and the population it represents. With 3.1 billion people, it now carries a bigger heft and plays a more important role on the world stage, Xinhua reported.

SCO leaders pledged to deepen their partnership for peace, cooperation, equality, openness, inclusiveness and mutual benefit, and work with the United Nations and other international and regional organizations to jointly promote lasting peace and common prosperity of the world.

They signed a series of agreements and other documents, including the landmark Qingdao Declaration and a five-year action plan for implementing the Treaty on Long-Term Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation of the SCO Member States, which have laid out a road map for future SCO cooperation and development.

In total of 17 documents were inked, including a document to endorse the Program of Cooperation between the SCO Member States in Opposing Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism for 2019-2021. The Member States reinstated their commitment to combating illegal drug trafficking based on the SCO Antidrug Strategy and the Program of Action to implement this strategy. An information report following the Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO Member States was also passed.

12:11 Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detained11:45 Disaster risk reduction campaign held in Chui region11:31 Kazakh citizen detained for attempt to smuggle endangered falcons to UAE11:26 Almaty and Ulaanbaatar in the list of most dangerous cities in the world11:15 Foreign direct investments in the first 6 months of 2018 decreased by 24.9%11:07 Turkmenistan president to miss CIS summit in Dushanbe10:56 Turkmenistan president condemns terrorism after Iran military parade attack10:43 Nazarbayev condoles with Vietnam over president's death10:38 Japan's METI delegation and Turkmen diplomats discuss cooperation10:35 Industrial output growth projected at 3.2% in 201910:33 Tajikistan, UN discuss cooperation in security, sustainable development10:26 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan meets with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in NYC10:25 Kyrgyzstan produces minerals for 9.6 billion soms in 8 months10:00 US tells Iran to 'look in the mirror' after Rouhani blames it for Ahvaz attack09:53 Ashgabat expresses 'misunderstanding' over statement of Tajik Ambassador on suspension of Turkmenistan- Afghanistan-Tajikistan railroad construction09:50 Kazakhstan to conduct its first ever chemical castration of pedophile09:38 U.S. government donates food products to Talas health and social institutions09:35 Bishkek hosts international half-marathon on occasion of 90th anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov09:29 Kyrgyzstan received $17.7m from export of electricity to Uzbekistan09:07 First deputy chief of Government's staff appointed
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2018. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)65-03-06