The Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is continuing in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
President of Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, China and Uzbekistan attended the session of the Council of heads of states of the SCO member states. Representatives of observer states – India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan – and honourable guests joined them later.
The participants of the summit discussed perspectives of development of trade-economic cooperation and humanitarian partnership, issues on combating terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational crime, political and legal aspects of the SCO expansion.
On the result of the session, several documents on cooperation within the framework of the SCO, joint communiqué and Dushanbe declaration was signed.
Dushanbe declaration included separate point on South Ossetia. The SCO member states expressed their concern and supported the role of Russia in peace-keeping and cooperation in the region.