DUSHANBE, September 17. /TASS/. Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Vladimir Norov urged the members of the organization to develop joint projects in transport and logistics.
"We consider it important for the relevant SCO mechanisms to boost activities on developing and implementing joint transport infrastructure projects, in particular in optimizing combined transportation, developing logistics centers for cross-border e-commerce, and also expanding the use of digital technology in transport," he said.
Norov noted that in order to overcome the crisis caused by the pandemic, the SCO countries should do more towards eliminating trade barriers, developing investment cooperation, as well as industrial cooperation.
The declaration on creating the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was signed in Shanghai in June 2001 by six states — Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan became full members of the organization in 2017. Four observer countries (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) and six dialogue partners (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey, and Sri Lanka) also participate in the association’s activities.