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    2015 BRICS, SCO Summits in Russia's Ufa (73)

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping said that BRICS countries have to react and jointly protect the security of power, political order, social stability in all member states of the organization.

    UFA (Sputnik) — The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) needs to develop measures to react to threats if member countries' state order is threatened, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Friday.

    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 is a political, economic and military alliance that comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

    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.

    2015 BRICS, SCO Summits in Russia's Ufa (73)


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