Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

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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.

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