The presidency at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will go from Russia to Uzbekistan at the SCO summit on Friday.
After the summit, the sides are due to approve a strategy of the SCO development up to 2025, to sign a declaration outlining member states’ consolidated approaches to further development of the organization and key international and regional issues.
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov said the member countries should improve trust for fighting international terrorism and extremism. At the summit on Thursday, he said "every country now is concerned about the developing threat from the international terrorism and extremism."
Press service of Uzbekistan’s president said he "attracted attention of the meeting participants to the importance of improving trust between countries in fighting those modern challenges."