Qingdao counts down to SCO summit

Added On June 10, 2018

After months of preparation, China's coastal city Qingdao is ready for the upcoming 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.
During this weekend, leaders of the eight SCO member states and four observer states, as well as heads of international organizations gather to exchange views on cooperation and the SCO's development.
The summit is the first after Pakistan and India were accepted as full members last year.
The member states' leaders will sign the Qingdao Declaration as well as a dozen agreements on security, economic cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges.
Security will be one of major topics at the summit. Leaders will analyze international and regional security situations and discuss concrete measures to enhance cooperation.
Since its founding in Shanghai 17 years ago, the SCO has grown into a regional organization that accounts for nearly half of the world's population and over 20 percent of global GDP.