The SCO summit is currently underway in the Russian city of Ufa and is due to conclude on Friday. The issues of energy and nuclear development, combating terrorism and financial cooperation are high on the summit's agenda.
"It is necessary to strengthen the capacity and create a strong protection wall in the region. [We] should intensify political contacts and coordination. Work out measures to react and jointly protect the security of power, political order, social stability in all member states of the organization," Xi said at the SCO summit.
The SCO’s main goals include strengthening mutual trust and good-neighbor relations among the member states and encouraging effective cooperation in a wide range of areas.