SAMARKAND, 16 September (BelTA) – The "Shanghai spirit” is not only a source of strength for the growth and strengthening of the organization. It is also a guideline for the future, Chinese President Xi Jinping said as he addressed a meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council in Samarkand on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
"The ‘Shanghai spirit' is not only a source of strength for the growth and strengthening of the organization. It is also a guideline for the long-term future. Today the world is undergoing a rapid transformation, the scale of changes is unprecedented for a century," the Chinese leader said.
In this regard, the Chinese president spoke in favor of strengthening solidarity and cooperation in the name of forging a close-knit community and a common destiny for the SCO. "We need to strengthen mutual support, support each other's efforts to protect security and development interests, and prevent attempts by external forces to provoke color revolutions," Xi Jinping said.
In his speech, he touched upon various topical issues of interaction in the SCO. One of them is the expansion of cooperation in security. The Chinese leader also mentioned the situation in Afghanistan, stressing the need to encourage the country's authorities to create an inclusive political structure and eliminate the ground for the emergence of terrorism.
Xi Jinping stated the need to deepen practical cooperation, cultivate additional points of growth of cooperation, adhere to multilateral approaches, and reject the bloc policy.
The Chinese president also made a number of practical proposals, and spoke about the major forums, which, among other things, will focus on logistics, poverty reduction and sustainable development.