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The priority area of cooperation within the Shanghai cooperation organization is to combat terrorism. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of the Council of leaders of SCO member States in an enlarged, RIA Novosti reported.
“I would like to emphasize that the priority area of cooperation within the SCO remains the fight against terrorism, adopted the programme on combating terrorism, separatism and extremism defines guidelines for cooperation in this area for the next three years, provides for holding joint exercises and counter-terrorism operations, the establishment of closer exchange of experience and operational information”, — said Putin.
The Russian leader added that requires special attention the situation in Afghanistan. “It is important to work together to fight with the outgoing from the territory of this country of the terrorist threat, to stop the production and transit of drugs, assistance to Afghanistan in the cause of national reconciliation, economic revival and stabilization”, — he said.
The SCO summit held in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao on June 9-10, at the summit it is planned to sign about 20 bilateral documents, the main of which will be the Qingdao Declaration.
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