The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was founded in 2001, as a Eurasian economic, political and military alliance by the leaders of China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. Being previous members of the Shanghai Five group, excluding Uzbekistan, five countries have been initial members of the organization since 26 April 1996.

Being regarded as the “alliance of the East”, the SCO has been the main security pillar of the region. The Heads of State Council, meeting once a year in order to adopt decisions and suggestions on fundamental matters, conduct military exercises for the promotion of cooperation and coordination against terrorism and various external threats, and ensure regional peace and stability.

The SCO will meet once again to deal with certain issues that challenge Eurasian countries and try to maintain the security and the peace in the region.

Agenda Item: Issue in International Trade & Regional Security of Internet, Information, Logistic, and Transportation.

Under Secretary-General: Gökhan ŞEHERİ

Academic Assistant: Defne KAYA