On September 16, the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization completed its work in Samarkand, the press office of the President of Uzbekistan reported.
The leaders of 15 states, including the Member States, the Observer States and the guests of honour and the heads of the international organisations, including the UN, UNESCO, CSTO, EAEU, CICA, LAS, UNESCAP and CIS, attended the Summit.
The enlarged meeting involving all the guests of the Summit took place after the meeting of the leaders and prime ministers the SCO Member States in a narrow format, which resulted in the signing of a solid package of agreements, memoranda and other documents.
These include the 2023-2027 Action Plan for the implementation of the Treaty on Long-Term Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation, the roadmap on the gradual increase in the share of national currencies in mutual settlements, the decision on the launch of Belarus’s accession process to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, on the improvement of the activities of the SCO and a Memorandum of Iran’s commitment for full SCO membership.
The Programme of cooperation on the use of renewable energy, the Programme to stimulate industrial cooperation among business communities and the Memorandum of Understanding between the SCO and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In total, 44 international documents aimed at promoting cooperation in various areas were signed at the SCO Summit in Samarkand.
India has assumed the SCO Chairmanship from Uzbekistan and will host the next Summit in 2023.