The heads of state gathered at the SCO summit in Bishkek

PHOTO : Press service of the President of Russia


The heads of state of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) arrive at the residence of the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Zheenbekov “Ala-Archa”, which will host the summit of the countries-participants of the SCO, reports “WORLD 24”.

The meeting will begin with a meeting in narrow format, which is traditionally held behind closed doors. It is planned to discuss the current state and prospects of cooperation within the SCO. Then the summit participants will hold an expanded meeting with participation of heads of delegations of observer countries.

This year chairmanship in the organization goes to Russia.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an exclusive interview of broadcasting company “the WORLD” noted that the SCO has become quite serious and multidimensional regional organization. “The SCO is an international organization that was born in a natural way in the mid 90-ies, and this was associated with early work on the border problems among Russia, China and several former Soviet Union republics is Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan. And then, after this work was completed successfully and yielded good practical results, we all came to the conclusion that this format can not only save, but also to give it a new status. Namely, the status of an organization that would deal with the development of relations in various fields and activities. And so it happened,” – said the Russian leader.