BEIJING:The upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will ratify a five-year outline for the implementation of the treaty on long-term good neighborliness, friendship, and cooperation.
Member states might discuss measures to deepen cooperation and reach a consensus on important international and regional issues to enable the SCO to better play a role in safeguarding regional security, promoting common development and prosperity, and making international order a
fairer and more reasonable one, according to an article published in the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
The 18th SCO Summit to be held in the coastal city of Qingdao in China’s Shandong province on June 9-10 will again be hosted by China since it was held in Beijing in 2012. The SCO has developed a new type of regional cooperation and a community of shared future.
The organization plays an important role in promoting regional stability and development using the new type of international relations that promote win-win cooperation. The SCO gives priority to regional stability. Its member states signed the Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism, and Extremism when the organization was founded. In 2004, the SCO set up the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure as one of its permanent organs. Member states also signed other security cooperation documents, such as the SCO Convention Against Terrorism, the Anti-drugs Cooperation Agreement and Agreement on joint Fight Against Crimes.
Member states also conducted counter-terrorism exercises, collaborated on providing security
for major events and cooperated in combating cyber terrorism. Thus the SCO cooperation has been gradually expanded into wider areas including strategic security, defense security, law enforcement security, information security, anti-drugs, anti-money laundering and fight against organized
The threats of terrorism, separatism, and extremism have been increasing in Eurasia, in addition
to illicit drug trafficking and arms trade. Fighting the “three evil forces” has never been a more important task for the SCO.