SCO: Bishkek Declaration

The Bishkek Declaration released at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) urged the international community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism without politicization and double standards.

Countering Terrorism and Promoting Cooperation

  • The declaration called for enhanced cooperation to promote peace and development.
  • The situation in global politics and economy remains tense. The process of economic globalization is getting hindered by the growing unilateralism and protectionism, and other challenges in international trade.
  • The members reaffirmed their support for the efforts of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and security, advancing global development, and promoting and protecting human rights.
  • The declaration emphasized the need to extend and deepen cooperation in addressing threats to stability and security in the SCO region.
  • Condemn terrorism in all forms the declaration called on the international community to promote global cooperation in combating terrorism with the United Nations playing the central role.
  • Members deemed it unacceptable to ensure one’s own security at the expense of other states’ security.
  • Called for consistent implementation of the Iran nuclear deal as a priority and call on all the participants to strictly fulfil their obligations for the comprehensive and effective implementation of the deal.
  • There is no alternative to settling the conflict in Afghanistan through political dialogue and an inclusive peace process conducted and led by Afghans themselves.
  • Reaffirmed the common stance on the Syria issue, stressing that holding dialogue on the basis of ensuring sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country is the only way out.
  • It is necessary to take action to form an effective cooperative system to tackle the drug threat.
  • Stressed the importance of improving the architecture of global economic governance, and deepening cooperation to build a transparent, predictable and stable environment for the development of trade, economic and investment cooperation.
  • Unilateral protectionist actions breach rules of the World Trade Organization and undermine the multilateral trade system and bring challenges to the world trade and economy.
  • Stressed the importance of utilizing the potential of regional countries, international organizations and multilateral associations to promote broad, open, mutually beneficial and equitable cooperation in Eurasia.
  • Pledged to strengthen exchange in the scientific, technical, cultural and tourism areas, promote interactions among young people, contribute to the further strengthening of neighbourliness, friendship and cooperation.

On the sidelines of the summit, PM Modi held bilateral meetings with Presidents of Iran, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Belarus.

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