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An expert from China said that the expansion of the SCO contributes to the establishment of a more just world order

15.09.2022 China Central Television (CCTV) 16 просмотров

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will expand in the near future, which is of great importance for promoting the establishment of a more just and reasonable international order, international relations experts said, commenting on the current SCO summit attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of other SCO member states in the Uzbek city of Samarkand.

Xi Jinping arrived on a state visit to Samarkand on Wednesday evening to take part in the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of SCO member States. On the eve of departure to Uzbekistan, the leader of the People's Republic of China completed a state visit to Kazakhstan.

The SCO Summit, taking place at a time when the world is witnessing the cumulative impact of a pandemic unprecedented in a century, the trend of deglobalization and other complex factors, attracted wide attention of international relations experts from around the world.

"Several targeted statements will be made at the SCO summit this year. The SCO itself is ready to accept new members," SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming said in an interview with China Central Television shortly before he boarded a plane to Uzbekistan to attend the meeting.

Another expert highly appreciated the role of the SCO in eliminating differences between the countries of the world.

"During the creation of the SCO, we signed a charter with an important mission - to promote the establishment of a new international political and economic order in a more just and reasonable form. How can we promote it? We can do this by continuing to accept more countries as members. One of the challenges facing the post-cold war world is diversification. There are more than 200 countries in the world with different political systems, levels of development and cultural traditions. How can we implement diversification in this context? We can do this by developing a completely different solution from the Western one to resolve these differences," said Deng Hao, secretary general of the SCO China Research Center.

Founded in Shanghai in 2001, the SCO has eight full member states: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Several other countries are participating as observers or dialogue partners.

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