Shanghai Cooperation Agreement

In 2001, the annual summit returned to Shanghai. This is where the five member countries first adopted Uzbekistan into the Shanghai 5 mechanism (thus transforming it into Shanghai Six). Subsequently, on 15 June 2001, the six Heads of State signed the Declaration of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in which they commended the role played so far by the Shanghai Five Mechanism and aimed to transform it into a higher level of cooperation. The Council of National Coordinators coordinates multilateral cooperation between Member States within the framework of the NTC Charter. SOZ has been an observer at the United Nations General Assembly since 2005. In April 2010, the UN and SOZ secretariats signed a joint declaration on cooperation. The first took place in 2003, the first took place in Kazakhstan and the second in China. Since then, China and Russia have joined forces under the auspices of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for large-scale war games in 2005 (peacekeeping mission in 2005), 2007 and 2009. . . .