China plays a constructive and constructive role in the SCO

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China plays a constructive and constructive role in the SCO 05.11.2019 13:25

 

In anticipation of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the PRC, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov gave an interview on the role of China in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

According to him, the expediency of creating the SCO was dictated by fundamental changes in the system of international relations that took place at the end of the 20th century. It became apparent that security could not be ensured by one or more countries.

The leaders of the SCO founding countries showed wisdom and chose the strategically correct course to strengthen multilateral cooperation by creating the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Even then, the SCO stated that the world order in the 21st century should be based on mechanisms for the collective solution of key problems, the rule of law and the consistent democratization of international relations.

China is one of the initiators of the creation and co-founder of the SCO. The organization was named after the Chinese city of Shanghai, where in 1996 the mechanism of annual meetings of the leaders of the PRC, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (the "Shanghai Five") was initiated.

In 2001, Uzbekistan announced its intention to develop cooperation with the five countries, and on June 15, 2001, the creation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was announced in Shanghai. The SCO Secretariat is located in Beijing.

The basic principles of cooperation in the SCO are based on the so-called "Shanghai spirit", which embodies mutual trust, mutual benefits, equality, mutual consultations, respect for cultural diversity and the desire for joint development.

China has consistently come up with important initiatives in the areas of security, politics, economics and the humanitarian dimension. Thus, the idea of Chinese President Xi Jinping to build a “One Belt - One Road” was approved and supported by most of the SCO member countries.

All the initiatives of the Chinese side put forward within the framework of the SCO allow us to talk about the importance that China attaches to our Organization in its foreign policy, which for 70 years has passed many tests and achieved considerable success, summarized Norov.

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