The SCO’s Bishkek Summit
Pakistan’s Growing Prestige in International Arena
The 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 14 June. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; President of China, Xi Jinping; President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov; President of Russia, Vladimir Putin; President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon; and President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the summit. President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga as well as UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary A DiCarlo were also in attendance.
The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek opened a new page in the interaction of eight countries – Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.
Following the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, 22 joint documents were signed.
Today, the SCO member countries are faced with completely new challenges and threats of a global nature, and their elimination is possible only by joint efforts. It is not by chance that the Bishkek Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization states that the SCO members believe that the growing and acquiring cross-border nature of threats and security threats require special attention, close coordination and constructive interaction of the world community. It is emphasized that we are talking about terrorism, the spread of terrorist and extremist ideology, the returning foreign terrorists, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the risk of an arms race. In addition, SCO members call unresolved regional and local conflicts undermining the international security system, drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking, crime in the field of information and others.
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