Economic cooperation to be in focus at SCO Council of Heads of govt meeting: Norov


BEIJING, Nov 21 (DNA): Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation
Organization (SCO) Vladimir Norov has said that economic cooperation
will be in focus at the upcoming SCO Council of Heads of Government
meeting to be held on November 30.

Norov said that with economic multilateralism and national capacity
building, the SCO countries will be able to overcome the crisis of
economic losses caused by the pandemic, according to SCO Secretariat

The secretary general said that the SCO as a grouping is paying special
attention to measures to restore national economies in the post-pandemic

He also noted that the SCO acted as a strong platform in cooperation
against COVID-19 and highlighted the importance of the international
community’s efforts in strengthening the capacity of the World Health
Organization (WHO).

Established in 2001, the SCO is a political, economic, and security bloc
comprising eight members – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.

SCO member states account for around 42 percent of the world’s
population, 22 percent of the land area, and around 20 percent of global