The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization opened in Tashkent on
Friday with a meeting of the heads of states of the SCO
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan
Nazarbayev, President of China Hu Jintao, President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev
and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
During the talks, the leaders considered issues of improvement of the
activity of the SCO and its bodies, development of
cooperation in the political, trade-economic and humanitarian spheres,
strengthening regional security and stability, joint fight against terrorism,
religious extremism and separatism, drugs and arms smuggling, and proliferation
of weapons of mass destruction, as well as situation in Afghanistan.