China accepts SCO chairmanship from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 15 /Trend, A.Maratov/
Kazakhstan has shifted one-year rotating chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to China.
"In accordance with the regulations, the chairmanship of the SCO in 2011-2012 shifted to China," Nazarbayev said, completing the SCO summit in Astana.
China's chairmanship will be conducted under the slogan "Good neighborliness and friendship".
The jubilee summit of SCO takes place today in Astana. Leaders of SCO countries will be summing up the first ten years of the activities of the organization, identify ways of further development and sign a package of documents, the main of which will be the Astana Declaration of the decade.
The SCO consists of six countries - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia and Pakistan have the observer status.