The United Nations has said, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has assumed even greater importance with the entry of India and Pakistan.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said, the bloc’s expanded range of activities will have implications for peace and stability across the region. She said, the openness and partnership between countries can make a critical contribution to strengthening security and bringing about prosperity.
The SCO was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan became its members last year.