The 14th Meeting Of The SCO Member States

Premier Li Keqiang hailed the cooperation and harmony among member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on Dec 14.

The Premier said the host city of the meeting is located in Central China's Henan province, which is the cradle of the Chinese people as well as the Chinese civilization that has existed for 5,000 years.

The province also plays an important role in China's pursuit for modernization and reform and opening up. In addition, it is closely connected with SCO member states and observer states in terms of trade and people-to-people exchange, the Premier said.

Heads of government from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia and other countries are participating in the two-day meeting in Zhengzhou, Henan province, where they will discuss cooperation in various fields.

Premier Li said that by adhering to the “Shanghai Spirit” in the past 14 years, whose focus is mutual trust and benefit, consultation, respect of diversified cultures, and common development, the SCO has seen the development of good neighborly and friendly relations and win-win cooperation.

He said the SCO pursues the principles of non-alignment, non-confrontation and opening up, and participating in regional and international affairs to promote stability, peace and prosperity.

China is willing to work with other countries to deepen cooperation and exchanges within the SCO, the Premier said. That would offer more opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between China and SCO member states as well as observer states, and benefit peoples in the region.