The 20th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the 37th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related meetings are scheduled to be held via video link, while the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to announce the appointment of its new Director General.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization to Carry Forward the Shanghai Spirit

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Leaders next week will exchange views on priority tasks to further strengthen cooperation within the SCO framework in the context of the pandemic and major international and regional issues.

Hosted via video link by Russia, which holds the rotating SCO presidency this year, the 20th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO will take place on November 10.

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Chinese President Xi Jinping will put forward proposals for promoting the Shanghai Spirit, consolidating the solidarity and mutual trust in the SCO, deepening cooperation, strengthening the synergy of the Belt & Road Initiative with other Countries development strategies & Regional Cooperation Initiatives, supporting multilateralism, and building a community with a shared future for humanity.

The leaders of the Member States will also issue a statement and approve cooperation documents covering multiple fields. The SCO, which was founded in 2001, has eight members: China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.