SCO Turning Into a Serious Player in the Asian Security Space

Friday marked the conclusion of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Ufa, Russia. Commenting on the growing role of the organization in regional security affairs, columnist Gevorg Mirzayan explained that the SCO’s importance and relevance are increasing with each passing year, along with the tasks entrusted to it.

Recalling that the SCO was originally “established as a Russian-Chinese institute for solving border issues,” Mirzayan underscored that “over the last several years, the organization has turned into a serious player in the Asian security space. The Ufa summit saw, for the first time, the organization’s expansion, with the signing of the document on India and Pakistan’s early admission becoming one of the highlights of the summit.” Continue reading

SCO summit in Ufa may show clear perspective for Iran’s membership – Lavrov

Progress made on Iran’s nuclear program is significant as not being under the UN Security Council sanctions is the criterion of SCO membership

MOSCOW, May 18 /TASS/. The forthcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) due in Ufa, the capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic, may outline new perspectives for Iran’s membership of this regional organization as progress is being made on Iran’s nuclear program, problems linked to Iran’s nuclear program are being settled, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta published on the daily’s website on Monday. Continue reading

Russia to do its utmost to have India admitted to SCO at Ufa summit — Kremlin

The West is in deep trouble when now-observer states such as India (Pakistan and Iran also) join the Sino-Soviet world war axis.


Russia is doing everything that depends on us to formalize India’s SCO membership at the Ufa summit in July 2015, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said

MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said that Russia will do its utmost for having India included in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the organization’s summit in Ufa in July 2015. Continue reading