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BEIJING, September 10. /ITAR-TASS/. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which opens its summit in Dushanbe on September 11, hopes for strengthening relations with other international organizations, the SCO said in a statement on Wednesday.
Representatives from observer states, partners of the SCO, the United Nations and other international organizations are invited to the summit.
The organization plans meetings of its Business Council, Interbank Association, and the Business Forum before the summit.
Tajikistan has presided in the organization since September 2013 under the slogan “Cooperation, Co-development and Co-prosperity”. During the year of its presidency, the republic held meetings of foreign ministers, secretaries of security councils, defense ministers, culture ministers and meetings of experts, including a special group for investment promotion.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization unites Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Observers at the organization are Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan. Its dialogue partners are Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka.