Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

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Coordinates: 50°52′34.16″N 4°25′19.24″E / 50.8761556°N 4.4220111°E / 50.8761556; 4.4220111

Mikhail Alekseyevich Konarovskiy
Anvar Djamaletdinovich Nasyrov

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO (pronounced /ˈsco/ Sh-coo; Russian: Шанхайская организация сотрудничества), is an intergovernmental mutual-security organisation which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Except for Uzbekistan, the other countries had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organisation.

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