Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
1996 Shanghai China
Established 1996, Shanghai (China), as Shanghai Five, with the signing of the Treaty on Deepening Military Trust in Border Regions in Shanghai by the heads of states of Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Same countries signed the Treaty on Re-education of Military Forces in Border Regions in a meeting, 1997, Moscow (Russia). Previously also referred to as Group of Shanghai. Current title adopted, 15 Jun 2001, when Uzbekistan joined.
Strengthen mutual trust and good relations among member states; promote effective cooperation in political affairs, economy and trade, scientific-technical, cultural and educational spheres as well as in energy, transportation, tourism and environment protection fields; jointly safeguard and present regional peace, security and stability; strive towards the creation of a democratic, just, rational new international political and economic order.
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Council of Heads of State; Council of Heads of Government; Council of Foreign Ministers; Council of National Coordinators. Permanent bodies: Secretariat, Beijing (China); Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
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