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India and Pakistan’s admission as full members to the Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the political and security grouping’s summit in Kazakhstan next week, China announced on Thursday.

“The members states of the SCO are accelerating the MoU procedures with the two countries and everything is going very well,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

“We hope India and Pakistan as the full members at the Astana summit (on June 8-9). We also expect the Astana summit will complete the admission procedures for the two countries,” Ms. Hua told reporters.

The political and security grouping — headquartered in Beijing — was founded in 2001 and comprises Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, besides China as full members. It is mainly aimed at military cooperation between the members and involves intelligence-sharing, counter-terrorism operations in Central Asia.

Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer status.

During the 2015 summit in Ufa, Russia, the SCO formally adopted a resolution starting the process to admit India and Pakistan into the organisation as full members.

Both the countries signed a Memorandum of Obligations to join the organisation at last year’s summit in Tashkent.

The Chinese foreign spokesperson also hoped that the admission of India and Pakistan as full members would help improve their bilateral relations.

“Hope India and Pakistan strictly follow the charter of the SCO and the idea of good neighbourliness to uphold the SCO spirit, improve their relations and inject new impetus to the development of the SCO,” she said.

Ms. Hua said SCO members had launched the process to accept India and Pakistan as members in 2015.

“(And) now the member states of the SCO are accelerating the legal process on the MoU implementation. Everything is going on smoothly. Now the SCO will complete the first membership expansion since its establishment. It will become a regional organisation with the largest coverage,” she said.

The presence of China and India, the world’s most populous countries, would make SCO the organisation with the largest population coverage.


 

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China hopes of better Pakistan, India ties after inclusion in SCO
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China foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying
China has stated it hopes Pakistan and India will “improve their relations” after they are inducted as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this month.

Speaking at a briefing in Beijing, the spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, stated: “We sincerely hope that after their admission, India and Pakistan will act in strict accordance with the SCO Charter and the Treaty on Long-term Good-neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation, work for the shared goal, conduct friendly cooperation, uphold the Shanghai spirit, improve their relations and add fresh impetus to the development of the SCO.”

Founded in 2001, the SCO is comprised of six member states, mainly focusing on military cooperation between the members which involves intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism operations in Central Asia.

The next summit is slated to be held later this month Astana, Kazakhstan where Pakistan and India ─ who until now have been observers — will be the first nations to be inducted as members since the formation of the organisation.

Commenting on the seating arrangements of the journalists at the briefing, Chunying said, “I see the journalist from Pakistan sit right here, while journalists from India sit over there. Maybe someday you can sit closer to each other.”

http://southasianmonitor.com/2017/06/02/china-hopes-better-pakistan-india-ties-inclusion-sco/
 

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If somehow india can get power like the veto power of the UNSC that will be the end of this organization as a functional body.
 

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Pak has joined SCO and india will become a member.

There is fundamental difference in that.

To really join SCO and EEU india needs to become part of the OBOR. Otherwise, it will be just photo ops for india in practical terms.

Hopefully, Modi regime chooses a constructive approach and truly joins SCO.

Time is the Greatest unfolder of Mysteries!
 

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India, Pakistan to become full SCO members at Astana summit: China ...




India and Pakistan’s admission as full members to the Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at the political and security grouping’s summit in Kazakhstan next week, China announced on Thursday.

“The members states of the SCO are accelerating the MoU procedures with the two countries and everything is going very well,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

“We hope India and Pakistan as the full members at the Astana summit (on June 8-9). We also expect the Astana summit will complete the admission procedures for the two countries,” Ms. Hua told reporters.

The political and security grouping — headquartered in Beijing — was founded in 2001 and comprises Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, besides China as full members. It is mainly aimed at military cooperation between the members and involves intelligence-sharing, counter-terrorism operations in Central Asia.

Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer status.

During the 2015 summit in Ufa, Russia, the SCO formally adopted a resolution starting the process to admit India and Pakistan into the organisation as full members.

Both the countries signed a Memorandum of Obligations to join the organisation at last year’s summit in Tashkent.

The Chinese foreign spokesperson also hoped that the admission of India and Pakistan as full members would help improve their bilateral relations.

“Hope India and Pakistan strictly follow the charter of the SCO and the idea of good neighbourliness to uphold the SCO spirit, improve their relations and inject new impetus to the development of the SCO,” she said.

Ms. Hua said SCO members had launched the process to accept India and Pakistan as members in 2015.

“(And) now the member states of the SCO are accelerating the legal process on the MoU implementation. Everything is going on smoothly. Now the SCO will complete the first membership expansion since its establishment. It will become a regional organisation with the largest coverage,” she said.

The presence of China and India, the world’s most populous countries, would make SCO the organisation with the largest population coverage.

Congregation to Pakistan.
 

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