SCO states to accelerate joint efforts for mutual benefit, condemn terrorism in all its forms

10:01 AM | 15 Jun, 2019
SCO states to accelerate joint efforts for mutual benefit, condemn terrorism in all its forms
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BISHKEK - The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have resolved to accelerate efforts to promote socio-economic and anti-corruption cooperation as well as to introduce the use of local currencies in mutual financial transactions and settlements, the Radio Pakistan reported.

According to a statement issued by the SCO Secretariat, the heads from the SCO member and observer states underscored to follow the Shanghai Spirit that embodies mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and mutual consultations.

The member states urged the international community to strengthen global cooperation in efforts against terrorism under the UN's central role by fully implementing the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, "in line with the UN Charter and the principles of international law, without politicisation and double standards", while respecting the sovereignty and independence of all states.

The participating leaders emphasized the need for expanding joint efforts to ensure reliable security and sustainable development in the SCO region.

They reaffirmed the SCO Member States' commitment to enhancing the central coordinating role of the UN and its Security Council as a body vested with the main responsibility for maintaining international peace and security under the UN Charter.