Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 24, 20212021-10-24T23:24:42+05:30 2021-10-24T23:24:42+05:30In: GENERAL What is SCO? What is SCO Summit? current affairsinternational relations Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-10-24T23:27:23+05:30Added an answer on October 24, 2021 at 11:27 pm Context: For the first time, India hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of government meeting after it joined the eight-member grouping in 2017. Explain: SCO The SCO is an economic and security bloc in which India and Pakistan were admitted as full members in 2017. Its founding members included China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Its driving philosophy is known as the “Shanghai Spirit” which emphasizes harmony, working by consensus, respect for each other’s culture, non-interference in the internal affairs of others, and non-alignment. Historical Background After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the then security and economic architecture in the Eurasian region dissolved and new structures had to come up. The original Shanghai Five were China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. The SCO was formed in 2001, with Uzbekistan included. It expanded in 2017 to include India and Pakistan. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?
For the first time, India hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of government meeting after it joined the eight-member grouping in 2017.