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Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states set to uphold cooperation in sports

Earlier in the day, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin called on the member states of the SCO for a joint struggle against attempts of politicizing sports and destroying the Olympic principles

BEIJING, November 1. /TASS/. Member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) intend to continue contacts in the sphere of sports, according to the Joint Communique adopted o Tuesday following the 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation.

According to the communique, the heads of the delegations believe it must be necessary to continue with the effective implementation of the agreement between authorized authorities of the SCO member states on the cooperation in the sphere of physical culture and sports (as of June 14, 2019; Bishkek).

Earlier in the day, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin called on the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for a joint struggle against attempts of politicizing sports and destroying the Olympic principles.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established in 2001 by six states: Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Uzbekistan. Later, in 2017, Pakistan and India joined the club. Four other countries - Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia - hold observer status, while several other nations - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Egypt, Cambodia, Qatar, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Sri Lanka - are dialogue partners.