Xi urged SCO members not to allow external forces to cause unrest by calling for them to cooperate
China’s President Xi Jinping urged that members of Shanghai Cooperation Organization must cooperate to stop outside forces from organizing revolutions in their country.
President Xi stated that members should cooperate in the SCO Summit held in Samarkand. “support each other’s efforts to protect security and development interests,”Noting the changes that are occurring around the globe “accelerating changes unseen in a century,”It has now entered an era of uncertainty and change.
He said that this is essential to “guard against attempts by external forces to provoke a color revolution, and jointly oppose interference in other countries’ internal affairs under any pretext,”Refers to Western-backed protests which have sought to overthrow the governments of post-Soviet nations.
Xi’s statement came as Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the growing influence of “new centers of power” that cooperate with each other and have the capacity to challenge the West’s global dominance.
On Thursday, the Russian and Chinese leaders discussed issues of foreign policy. Putin observed that the recent efforts to create a world unipolar have been unsuccessful. “an absolutely ugly form”This is what most people around the globe reject.
He said that Russia and China are united for the sake of a “just, democratic, multipolar world order based on international law and the central role of the UN, and not some rules that somebody invented and attempts to impose on others without even explaining what they are.”
The SCO is an economic integration and trust-building alliance that was founded in 2001, and is currently the world’s largest regional bloc. It consists of eight nations – China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
There are also four observer states – Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia – which are seeking to become full members of the bloc, as well as six ‘dialogue partners’ – Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
The summit discussed regional security issues, ways to increase trade and connectivity between member countries and mitigate the effects of the Ukraine crisis and global pandemic.
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