Special Report: President Hu visits two nations, attends SCO
BISHKEK, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The annual summit of the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) began in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan,
Leaders of SCO's six member states -- Chinese
President Hu Jintao, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyz President
Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali
Rakhmon and Uzbek President Islam Karimov -- addressed the summit and inked a
long-term treaty of good-neighborliness, friendship and cooperation.
Leaders and representatives from SCO's observer
countries -- Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran and India -- also delivered speeches at
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Turkmen President
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and United Nations Under-Secretary-General B. Lynn
Pascoe attended the summit as guests of the host country.
Founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 as an
intergovernmental organization, the SCO groups China, Russia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, with Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran and India
holding observer status.
At present, SCO members cooperate in a wide range of
fields, including security, economy, transportation, culture, disaster relief
and law enforcement, with security and economic cooperation being their top
President Hu: China supports SCO to
hold dialogue, cooperate with other countries
BISHKEK, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- China supports the Shanghai
Cooperation Organization (SCO) to hold dialogue and carry out exchanges and
cooperation with other countries and international organizations, Chinese
President Hu Jintao said here on Thursday.
Addressing the ongoing SCO summit in the Kyrgyz capital of
Bishkek, Hu said opening-up and deepening cooperation with other countries and
international organizations will help SCO build a sound external environment
conducive to its development.