SAMARKAND, 16 September (BelTA) – The West's attempts to keep the unipolar world order have resulted in a severe political and economic crisis, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he addressed a meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council in Samarkand on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
"It is extremely important that the SCO unites like-minded states that rely on the principle of a polycentric model and resolutely resist the attempts of individual countries and blocs to preserve a unipolar world. The attempts to keep such an ‘order' in the world have resulted in a severe political and economic crisis," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
In this context it is very important to strengthen and expand the organization, the president said.
According to the president, in the context of radical changes in the global world order and the sanctions wars unleashed by the West, the organization is developing civilized approaches to solving topical international and regional issues.
"We are convinced that the ‘Shanghai spirit' and comprehensive cooperation can become a strong foundation for a new architecture of the world," the head of state said.