Τετάρτη, 17 Ιουνίου 2009

SCOsummit concludes, in Yekaterinburg

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad(L-R), Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmon, Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Afghan President Hamid Karzai line up for a family photo at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Yekaterinburg,




YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) concluded their annual summit on Tuesday with calls for constructive dialogues and enhanced cooperation to tackle regional and international issues. The leaders exchanged views in depth on a wide range of regional and international issues, according to a joint communique released after the summit. The summit was attended by heads of state of SCO member countries -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and leaders of SCO observer nations -- Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Iran.
Also present at the meeting were Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, a guest country of the SCO, and representatives of the United Nations and some other regional and international organizations. It was the first time that leaders from observer states were included in a restricted meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council. The leaders called for the establishment of a more just and rational system of inter-governmental relations, and set priorities for future cooperation, the document said. In a declaration adopted following the summit, the leaders said that regional cooperation is playing an increasingly important role in solving international issues. Constructive dialogues and enhanced cooperation are effective ways to seek solutions to regional and international issues, such as security threats, the global financial crisis, food security and climate change, it said. The leaders also called for enhanced supervision of financial institutions and more international cooperation, so as to prevent the further spread of the financial crisis.
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China to provide 10-billion-dollar loan to SCO members
www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-16 20:18:38
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said on Tuesday that China will provide a 10-billion-U.S. dollar credit loan to member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to shore up their economies amid the global financial crisis. China will also organize visits by trade and investment promotion delegations to other SCO member states to boost two-way trade and investment, Hu said in a speech at the organization's summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Hu reiterated that China will adhere to its commitments and continue to support multilateral and bilateral cooperation within the framework of the SCO. In face of the international financial crisis, China has adopted an active fiscal policy and a moderately loose currency policy, Hu said. China has also worked out a package of economic stimulus plans as part of efforts to further boost domestic demand and promote the economy's stable and relatively fast development, Hu said. He said China has also made great efforts to tap the domestic market, especially the rural market, implement industrial adjustments and revitalize plans on a large scale, work hard to push forward with scientific innovation and technical revamping, and strengthen efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reinforce environmental protection. So far, the measures have achieved positive results, Hu said. He said although the international financial crisis continues to rear its ugly head, the basic trend and the long-term promising outlook of the Chinese economy has not changed. Keeping a stable and relatively fast development of the Chinese economy will have a positive influence on SCO members, the regional economy, as well as the world economy, he said. Hu said China adheres to the path of peaceful development, and as always, China will pursue an independent foreign policy of peace and abide by a policy of friendship and partnership with neighboring countries. He said China will join hands with other countries to face the challenges, share opportunities, and make greater contributions to regional and world peace and development.

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