The SCO comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Apart from the SCO member states, the meeting will be attended by the representatives of SCO observer states – Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan.
The press service of Russia's Security Council said that the sides are planning to discuss "issues of ensuring security in the SCO area in the light of changing situation in the regions adjacent to SCO."
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent intergovernmental body aimed at promoting cooperation between its members in the spheres of politics, trade, security, science, energy, and culture. The SCO's main goals include promoting security and stability in the region.