The heads of state began the SCO summit

PHOTO : TASS / Mikhail Metzel



Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for a meeting of the Council of heads of member States of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) in Bishkek, reports RIA “Novosti”. A meeting of leaders of SCO member States began in residence “Ala-Archa”.

The participants of the summit, at the state residence met the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov. After the ceremony, a photography session of heads of state went to the hall of negotiations.

While the meeting is held in a narrow format. Later to be joined by the heads of observer States and heads of international organizations.

The two leaders will discuss the further development of the SCO, strengthening practical cooperation on security and stability in the Eurasian space, expanding economic and cultural ties, reported the press service of the Kremlin. The main outcome will be the Bishkek Declaration.

The SCO consists of eight countries: India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mongolia, Iran, Afghanistan and Belarus have observer status. Six other countries – partners in dialogue. This is Sri Lanka, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal.

Earlier Putin in an exclusive interview of broadcasting company “the WORLD” told about the principles of work of the SCO.