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SCO Summit in Samarkand
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit takes place in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on September 15-16. Boosting security and stability in the region, as well as economic matters will be high on the agenda.
(L-R) Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pose for a family photo before the meeting in an expanded format at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) leaders' summit in Samarkand on September 16, 2022. - Sputnik International

SCO Summit Updates: Participants Sign More Than 40 Agreements, Adopt Samarkand Declaration

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit has been taking place on 15 and 16 September in Uzbekistan's city of Samarkand. The event has been attended by leaders of SCO member states, observer states and other invited guests.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has entered its second and final day. SCO leaders will take part in a group photograph on Friday, and then hold a meeting at which not all members will be present. There will be a meeting for all members later and they will also sign the Samarkand Declaration, which confirms the positions of the participating countries on the most important regional and global issues.
The SCO, which was founded in 2001, is a successor of the Shanghai Five group - founded in 1996 - and now has nine members: India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia are observer states; Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Egypt Nepal, Qatar, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners. Iran applied to be a full member at the SCO summit in Dushanbe in September 2021, and the bid by Saudi Arabia - launched at the same summit - is still pending. This year, Belarus officially applied to join the SCO as a full member.
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17:15 GMT 16.09.2022
Президент РФ Владимир Путин выступает на заседании Совета глав стран-участниц ШОС в расширенном составе в Самарканде, Узбекистан - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2022
Samarkand 2022: Highlights of SCO Summit’s Final Day in Photos
15:36 GMT 16.09.2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to journalists at the conclusion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Friday, September 16, 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2022
SCO Summit in Samarkand
West Has Cultivated Idea of Russia’s Collapse for Decades But Won’t Live to See It Transpire: Putin
15:32 GMT 16.09.2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the meeting in expanded format of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heads of State Council (SCO-HSC) Summit, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2022
SCO Summit in Samarkand
Russian President Putin Holds Press Conference After SCO Summit in Samarkand
15:26 GMT 16.09.2022
Modi Says He Talked to Putin About Energy, Trade
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi said he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday about bilateral cooperation in a wide range of industries, from energy and trade to defense.

"Had a wonderful meeting with President Putin. We got the opportunity to discuss furthering India-Russia cooperation in sectors such as trade, energy, defence and more. We also discussed other bilateral and global issues," he said on social media.

The leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. The gathering in the Uzbek city of Samarkand brought together heads of state and government from Russia, India, China, Turkey and Central Asia.
15:08 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin to Aliyev: I am Glad Escalation on Armenian-Azerbaijani Border Stopped, But Situation Remains Tense There
15:03 GMT 16.09.2022
Russia's Putin, Azerbaijan's Aliyev Hold Negotiations on Sidelines of SCO
14:50 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin Begins Talks With Azerbaijan's President Ilkham Aliyev on SCO Summit Sidelines
14:48 GMT 16.09.2022
Russian Operators Received Signal That They Can Export Food Through Turkey - Putin
Russian economic operators have received a signal that they could export food products through Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand.

"I would like to inform you that our economic operators have received appropriate signals that they can also export our products through Turkey — I mean that Turkey is a reliable partner in this regard and can ensure reliable deliveries through its territory to all countries of the world, including to the countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa, since we mainly sell there," Putin said during the meeting.
14:38 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin, Erdogan Meet on Sidelines of SCO Summit in Samarkand
14:28 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin Says 25% of Russian Gas Supplies to Turkey to be Paid in Rubles
14:26 GMT 16.09.2022
Turkey Becomes Reliable Route for Russian Gas Deliveries, Turkstream Works Well - Putin
14:25 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin: Hopefully, Ukrainian Grain Will Reach Poor Countries, So Far This is Not Happening
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that hopefully Ukrainian grain will reach poor countries but this is not happening at the moment.

“Let's hope, indeed, that a significant part of it [grain], while this has not been achieved so far, will still go through the UN food program for the poorest countries,” Putin said during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Samarkand.
14:23 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin Thanks Erdogan For Contributing to Grain Deal With Ukraine
13:56 GMT 16.09.2022
Iranian Foreign Minister, UN Under-Secretary-General Discuss Global Issues - Reports
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on Friday to discuss topical global and regional agenda.

The SCO summit is being held in the Uzbek city of Samarkand from September 15-16. The event is attended by leaders of SCO member states, observer states and other invited guests.

Amirabdollahian and DiCarlo discussed the situation in Yemen, Afghanistan and Ukraine, also touching upon the issue of negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The nuclear deal was sealed in 2015 by China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union. The US unilaterally withdrew in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, to which the latter responded by gradually dropping its own obligations under the deal. The two started talks on JCPOA revival after the change of power in the White House.

Iran is formally an observer country to the SCO. On Thursday, it signed a memorandum on commitment to full SCO membership.
13:39 GMT 16.09.2022
Putin and Erdogan Begin Talks on Sidelines of SCO Summit
13:08 GMT 16.09.2022
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2022
SCO Summit in Samarkand
Modi Tells Putin Russia-India Ties to Further Develop, Benefitting the Whole World
13:06 GMT 16.09.2022
Russia's President Putin, India's PM Modi Meet on Sidelines of SCO
11:53 GMT 16.09.2022
SCO Ready to Work With Other Countries to Ensure Food Security at Regional and Global Levels - Statement
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is ready to work with other countries to ensure food security at the regional and global levels, the heads of SCO member states said in a joint statement.

"We express our readiness to continue to work jointly with other countries to ensure food security at the regional and global levels," the statement says.
11:44 GMT 16.09.2022
SCO Countries Call For Creation of Transparent International Energy Market, Reduction of Barriers - Samarkand Declaration
The membre states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) have called for creating a transparent international energy market and reducing the existing trade barriers, according to a joint statement on ensuring global energy security.

"We call on the countries of the world to jointly create an open, transparent and efficient international energy market, reduce trade barriers, avoid excessive volatility in world energy commodity prices, maintain a healthy, stable and sustainable international energy market," the document read, as quoted by the Kremlin.

The SCO leaders also noted the need to respect and guarantee the right of all states to energy security and the right of their people to use the services of the energy industry, adding that the achievement of energy security is the basis for ensuring economic development, social stability, national security and welfare of all countries of the world.

In addition, they called for the formation of a fair global energy resources management system and assistance to countries in need, the document read.
11:00 GMT 16.09.2022
SCO Seeks to Develop Single List of Terrorist, Separatist and Extremist Organizations
The member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) plan to develop a single list of terrorist, separatist and extremist organizations, according to the Samarkand declaration signed on Friday.

"In accordance with their national laws and on the basis of consensus, the member states will strive to develop common principles and approaches to the formation of a single list of terrorist, separatist and extremist organizations whose activities are prohibited on the territories of the SCO member states," the document read.
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