The delegation of the CICA Secretariat headed by Ambassador Gong Jianwei, Executive Director of the CICA Secretariat participated in the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Ufa, Russia on 8-10 July 2015. By the courtesy of personal invitation by H.E. Mr. V.V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation to the Executive Director, CICA participated for the first time in such a high level event of SCO.
The Summit was attended by Heads of State of the SCO Member States, leaders of specialized bodies of SCO, as well as representatives of observer states and international organizations.
During the meeting leaders discussed the state and prospects of the SCO development, topical regional and international issues. Leaders also signed a number of documents related to the activity of the organization.
The key event of the Summit was the decision to start the procedure of admitting the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to SCO.
It was decided to hold the next meeting of the Council of Heads of state of SCO Member States next year in the Republic of Uzbekistan which will assume the Chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for 2015-2016.