Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
Part of: Prelims and GS-II- International Relations
Context 20th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government was recently held.
About Shanghai Cooperation Organization
- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a political, economic, and Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of many important countries including India and its neighborhood.
- India is full member of the SCO.
- SCO Secretariat: Beijing
- 8 members: Russia, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan.
- The internal policy of the forum is inspired by the Shanghai Spirit: based on the principles of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, mutual consultations, and a desire for common development.
- SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS): Permanent organ of the SCO which serves to promote cooperation of member states against terrorism, separatism, and extremism.
- It is headquartered in Tashkent.