SCO will not take new members
6 September 2019: GNP: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will not be further expanded, SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov said during a meeting with journalists on Thursday. He sais that SCO will work together to fight terrorism in the region. Secretary-General said that there is a number of applications from the states that are seeking to join the SCO framework under various statuses(starting from dialogue to the permanent member) that member states are considering. The SCO expansion is not the goal but the main task is to have gradual, harmonious development of the association, ensuring momentum and bolstering the quality of cooperation.