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New Decade, Great Expectations
As the first international organization established on the Chinese mainland and named after a Chinese city, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization means much for China. It not only serves as a platform through which China engages its Central Asian neighbors, but also exemplifies the country's efforts to build a "harmonious world"
Eurasia Meets
Over a dozen leaders from across Eurasia came to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Beijing. They discussed the future development of the organization and reached consensus on its economic and cultural exchanges and security cooperation. The organization also granted observer status to Afghanistan and accepted Turkey as a dialogue partner
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About the SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental organization established on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai.

Founding members: Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan

Total area: more than 30 million square km, making up three fifths of the Eurasian continent

Population: 1.5 billion, accounting for a quarter of the world total

Observing members: India, Pakistan, Iran, Mongolia and Afghanistan

Dialogue partners: Sri Lanka, Belarus and Turkey

Main goal: moving toward the establishment of a new, democratic, just and rational political and economic international order

(Source: SCO website)

Summit Agreements
- Member states state their shared vision for establishing a just, democratic and multi-polar world architecture and developing state-to-state relations on that basis

- The heads of state of SCO member states approve the Strategic Plan for the Medium-term Development of the SCO

- The heads of state instructed work in setting up the SCO Development Fund (Special Account) and the SCO Development Bank to be continued and completed as soon as possible

- The heads of state maintain that it is important to strengthen SCO cooperation in various areas in the SCO region
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