The countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) must quickly develop papers regulating new members' joining the organization, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev believes, RIA Novosti reported.
"We must accelerate development of papers which will determine order of new members' joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Such work is already underway, orders have already been given, and we need to design a procedural framework of the relevant activities to be implemented," Medvedev said when opening the enlarged meeting of the SCO summit in Yekaterinburg on June 15.
"We have discussed this issue and we have a common idea on this," the Russian president said.
The SCO includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India, Pakistan, Mongolia and Iran are attending the work of the organization as observers.