Samarkand SCO summit: What’s on the agenda,

The 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started in the city of Samarkand on Thursday. […]

Last year, the SCO launched procedures to admit Iran as a full member state. Moreover, it has granted dialogue partner status to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar.

The memorandum of understanding on Iran’s accession to the SCO will be discussed at this year’s summit. Belarus has also formally submitted an application for full membership.

The SCO has grown into the world’s largest and most populous regional institution, and it has endeavored to explore new ground, both theoretically and with actual steps, with a view to build a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for mankind. Läs artikel