On 16 September native time, President Xi Jinping attended the restricted session of the twenty second Assembly of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO) on the Samarkand Congress Heart.
The assembly was chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, and attended by leaders of SCO member states together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. They exchanged views on SCO improvement and main worldwide and regional points bearing on the political and financial state of affairs within the area.
At 9:55 a.m. native time, President Xi and leaders of different SCO member states arrived on the Samarkand Congress Heart and obtained heat welcome from President Mirziyoyev.
The leaders took a gaggle photograph earlier than the restricted session began.
In his assertion, President Xi spoke extremely of Uzbekistan’s onerous work and essential contribution in getting ready for the Samarkand summit and advancing SCO’s improvement underneath its presidency.
President Xi identified that because the founding of the SCO greater than twenty years in the past, it has upheld the Shanghai Spirit and succeeded in exploring a brand new path for the event of worldwide organizations. There’s a lot we are able to draw on from its wealthy practices.
You will need to forge political belief. Guided by the imaginative and prescient of forging enduring friendship and peace among the many SCO member states, we respect one another’s core pursuits and selection of improvement path and assist one another in attaining peace, stability, improvement and rejuvenation.
You will need to pursue win-win cooperation. We accommodate one another’s pursuits, keep true to the precept of session and cooperation for shared advantages, improve synergy between our respective improvement methods, and preserve to the trail of win-win cooperation towards frequent prosperity.
You will need to deal with one another as equals. We’re dedicated to the precept of equality amongst all international locations no matter their measurement, consensus-based decision-making, and addressing points by pleasant consultations. We reject the observe of the robust bullying the weak or the large bullying the small.
You will need to advocate openness and inclusiveness. We stand for harmonious coexistence and mutual studying between totally different international locations, nations and cultures, dialogue between civilizations and in search of frequent floor whereas shelving variations. We’re prepared to determine partnership and develop win-win cooperation with different international locations and worldwide organizations that share our imaginative and prescient.
President Xi burdened that the world at present just isn’t a peaceable place. Rivalry between two units of coverage selections — unity or division, cooperation or confrontation — is getting extra acute. This brings shocks to world peace and stability and is detrimental to the long-term improvement of the area. Within the face of the complicated state of affairs, we have to preserve the SCO on the proper course, deepen cooperation in varied fields, and proceed to foster a positive surroundings for the event and rejuvenation of member states.
President Xi outlined a number of priorities going ahead.
First, staying dedicated to the Shanghai Spirit and enhancing solidarity and cooperation. It is crucial that the SCO keep true to its founding mission, enhance mutual belief, and be part of forces to deal with the complicated modifications within the exterior surroundings. Member states have to proceed to assist one another on issues regarding one another’s core pursuits and main considerations and function a powerful backing for one another’s improvement and rejuvenation.
Second, sustaining strategic independence and safeguarding regional stability. Member states have to advocate the imaginative and prescient of frequent, complete, cooperative and sustainable safety and reject any try and create bloc confrontation and injury regional stability. Allowing for the safety wants of nations within the area, they need to construct consensus on safety cooperation, and work collectively to guard sustained stability and safety within the area. The SCO ought to improve its regulation enforcement cooperation and forestall terrorist and extremist forces from jeopardizing regional safety.
Third, pursuing inclusiveness and shared advantages in selling improvement cooperation. Member states ought to actively promote commerce and funding liberalization and facilitation, make sure the steady and clean functioning of business and provide chains, and encourage the orderly movement of assets and components of manufacturing, in order to appreciate higher financial integration and improvement within the area. They need to redouble efforts to advertise complementarity between the Belt and Highway Initiative and different nationwide improvement methods and regional cooperation initiatives to stimulate the dynamism for progress in taking part international locations.
Fourth, advancing the SCO growth course of and strengthening SCO establishments. An rising variety of international locations have utilized to affix the SCO household. This absolutely demonstrates the ability of SCO’s imaginative and prescient and the extensively shared confidence in its future. The SCO ought to seize the chance and step up its work to broaden the ranks of cooperation and increase the efficient pressure for worldwide fairness and justice.
President Xi famous that the Communist Occasion of China would quickly convene its twentieth Nationwide Congress to attract up a blueprint for China’s improvement within the subsequent stage. It doesn’t matter what modifications could happen within the worldwide panorama, China will stay agency in its dedication to peaceable, open, cooperative and customary improvement, and proceed to see the SCO as a precedence in its diplomacy. China stands prepared to attract by itself improvement to contribute to the event of nations within the area and to a greater life for the individuals within the international locations .
Wang Yi was current on the occasion.