Lavrov says Russia hopes Mongolia’s SCO status will be elevated
February 13 2017
- Moscow expects Mongolia’s statue in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) where that country is an observer to be elevated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday following talks with his Mongolian counterpart, Tsend Munkh-Orgil.
Deputy FMs of SCO member states mull co-op issues
21 January 2017
- Deputy foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discussed practical issues of cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the context of the organization’s upcoming expansion, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry’s press service said.
Infantry forces of SCO members hold joint training
Nov 28, 2016
- Infantry forces from member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) today started a joint training exercise in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to boost the ability of their forces to deal with emerging security threats.
Turkey to chair 2017 Energy Club of Shanghai Pact
November 23, 2016
- The SCO Energy Club brings together some of the world largest energy producers, namely Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, with the world’s largest energy consumers, China and India, in the same body. The nomination came after officials from Russia and China gave a green light to Ankara following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday pointed to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as Turkey’s alternative to the European Union.
Russia, China give green light after Ankara highlights SCO option
November 21, 2016
- After President Erdoğan suggested the SCO as an alternative to the EU, which has kept Ankara waiting on its accession for more than 50 years, officials from Russia and China have expressed optimism over Turkey’s SCO membership Officials from Russia and China gave a green light to Ankara after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday pointed to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as Turkey’s alternative to the EU.
Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join Shanghai bloc
Nov 20, 2016
- President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations. NATO member Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU look more remote than ever after 11 years of negotiations. European leaders have been critical of its record on democratic freedoms, while Ankara has grown increasingly exasperated by what it sees as Western condescension.
Russia says sees no obstacle for Iran to join SCO
October 29, 2016
- “We consider there are no obstacles left for a positive consideration of its [Iran’s] membership application after the resolution of the situation on Iran’s nuclear program and lifting of the UN sanctions,” Sputnik quoted him as saying.
China proposes SCO development bank
- Free trade area should be set up to facilitate regional economic cooperation between members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a senior Chinese official said. This could benefit regional countries including Pakistan, Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming made the proposal at an SCO economic forum. He also called for the establishment of an SCO development bank, which would provide funding for regional projects together with other multilateral funds and development banks, to be expedited.
China proposes free trade area for SCO members
October 21, 2016
- A free trade area should be set up to facilitate regional economic cooperation between members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a senior Chinese official said Thursday.
‘Peace Mission’: SCO Anti-Terror Drills Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
- Joint anti-terror exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) dubbed Peace Mission 2016 began on Thursday in Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Central Military District’s press service said. The Peace Mission exercises are held for the fourth time, but for the first time in Kyrgyzstan. The active phase of the drills involving Chinese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian and Tadjik troops will run through September 21.