Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The role of Tajikistan in forming and development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be discussed during the round table meeting in Dushanbe Sept. 5, Asia-Plus reported.
The meeting will be organized by the center of strategic studies under the president of Tajikistan, jointly with the country's ministry of foreign affairs.
The activity of Tajikistan within its presidency in SCO (September 2013-September 2014) is scheduled to be discussed during the meeting.
The participants will also discuss border issues between Tajikistan and China, economic advantages for Tajikistan's within SCO, as well as the perspectives for the development of the organization.
SCO was founded in 2001. It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. SCO includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have the observer status in the SCO. Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners.
The Regional Counterterrorist Structure is a SCO permanent body, established for the competent bodies of SCO member-states to promote, to coordinate and to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism.