What is Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)?
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meaning
| established – 15 June 2001|
aim – to combat terrorism, extremism, and separatism; to safeguard regional security through mutual trust, disarmament, and cooperative security; and to increase cooperation in political, trade, economic, scientific and technological, cultural, and educational fields
members – (6) China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
dialogue members – (3) Belarus, Sri Lanka Turkey
observers – (5) Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan
reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html