SCO Summit Adopted Final Declaration
At the two-day twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing, participants adopted documents opposing military intervention in Syria and Iran, condemning the deployment of US and NATO missile defense systems in Europe, and declaring the SCO’s readiness to intensify its role in stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan in light of the upcoming withdrawal of NATO forces. The summit confirmed the SCO’s reputation as the main opponent of the United States and their allies in key issues of international security. Dmitri Mezentzev was named the new Secretary General of the SCO. The summit culminated with the adoption of the final declaration in which SCO countries stated that the organization "continues to operate successfully in the interests of peace, cooperation and development."
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