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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally submitted an application for full membership to the SCO on behalf of India at the SCO Heads of State Summit 2014 meeting at Dushanbe, in Tajikistan. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that following India's application, it is now for the SCO to take the decision on membership, said Indo-Asian News Service.
President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed commitment to the further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two countries, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on Sept.13. The remarks were made during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan from Sept.11 to Sept.12.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the Shanghai summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss bilateral and regional issues, reports Iran's Mehr News Agency . The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in the Tajikistan capital city.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said his country is glad to have Tajikistan on board for the mutually beneficial Silk Road Economic Belt initiative. Xi, who is paying a state visit to Tajikistan, made the remarks in a meeting here with Tajik Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda.
China's president called on Central Asian states to increase efforts to tackle 'terrorism, extremism and cyberterrorism' at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Tajikistan President Xi Jinping addresses the 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyberterrorism, Chinese state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region.
A Ukrainian soldier jumped onto an armored vehicle near Pervomaysk, Ukraine. A week-old cease-fire with rebels appeared to be holding.
ISLAMABAD: The Chinese president has expressed his desire to visit Pakistan "as early as possible," Foreign Office said on Friday. As per the details, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the SCO Summit at Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Friday.
This file picture dated September 19, 2012 shows Sberbank's headquarters in Moscow. The United States hit Russia's top bank and leading energy and technology companies with sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine.
The top leaders of China, Russia and Mongolia launched a three-party summit on Thursday, during which President Xi Jinping proposed a three-way economic corridor featuring cross-border infrastructure and trade development. Calling their development highly complementary, Xi called for an economic corridor linking Beijing's proposed Silk Road economic belt, Russia's Trans-Eurasia railway and Mongolia's passage to grassland initiative.
The Tajik scholar whose June arrest on espionage charges ignited an international outcry has been allowed to leave Tajikistan. Alexander Sodiqov arrived in Canada on September 10, his thesis advisor at the University of Toronto, Edward Schatz, has confirmed.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov held a meeting with the presidents of Iran, Tajikistan and Russia in Dushanbe on Sept.11, according to the Uzbek National Information Agency . President Karimov arrived in the capital of Tajikistan to participate in the 14th session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization , according to the report.
President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for new efforts to strengthen cooperation with China and ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia after the European Union tightened sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis . In comments at a meeting in Tajikistan, he made no direct reference to the sanctions but has been trying to build economic ties with Asia, and particularly China, to reduce their impact on Russia's economy.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev had talks with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe where Nazarbayev came for the SCO Summit, the press service of the Kazakh President said. Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of Tajikistan for Kazakhstan.
A week ago, on Welsh golfing greens, President Obama stood with Nato family and friends to announce the formation of a "core coalition" to tackle the growing threat posed by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. Then, on the day he announced the shape of his new strategy , leaders in another alliance were gathering in a presidential pine forest in Dushanbe for the annual summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Council .
Ahead of President Xi Jinping's first visit to India next week, China today said the two countries have the "confidence and capability" to resolve the border dispute through an "equitable and reasonable" solution based on dialogue and consultation. "As for the border issue we are all committed to tranquillity and peace at the border.
China and its Central Asian neighbors face increased terrorism threats as their citizens return home after fighting in Iraq and Syria, the head of a regional anti-terrorism organization said Thursday. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Regional Anti-Terrorism Agency is assisting authorities in those countries in monitoring militants who have traveled to terrorist hotspots, the group's director, Zhang Xinfeng, was quoted as saying by China's official Xinhua News Agency.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:02 am
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