Chinese President Xi Jinping today called for a “fairer and more rational” international order at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan.
Leaders should “work together to promote an international order that moves in a more just and rational direction,” Xi stressed.
Created in 2001, SCO brings together China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, and Pakistan.
“We must promote the common values of humanity, abandon ‘all or nothing’ games and block building policy,” Xi Jinping said.
Xi did not name any countries, but China often uses these terms to denounce the United States and its allies.
“We must firmly defend the international system, which places the UN at the center, and an international order based on international law,” Xi said.
He also called on SCO member countries to join forces to resist “foreign interference” and attempts to “incite people’s revolutions” in their territories.
“It is important not to allow attempts by outside forces to provoke color revolutions,” said the Chinese leader.
Xi defended the organization’s creation of mechanisms to help Afghan authorities create “inclusive” political structures that would eliminate the “breeding ground” for terrorist groups.
He announced that Beijing intends over the next five years to train 2,000 members of the security forces of the SCO member countries, through the opening of a base in China for the training of “experts in counter-terrorism”.
Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are chairing the SCO summit, signing more than 40 agreements aimed at strengthening cooperation between its eight members.
At the meeting, which ends with the approval of a final declaration, Iran’s entry into the organization will be formalized.
The meeting is attended by leaders from observer countries and countries associated with the organization, such as Turkey.
Source: With Agencies