The summit of the Shanghai cooperation organisation moved

Russia has decided to postpone a summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO), he could get closer to the fall.

the SCO Summit was scheduled to be held on July 22-23 in St. Petersburg, but now in connection with the epidemiological situation, it was decided to postpone to a later date, closer to the fall.

it is noted that the videoconference format, despite its convenience, there is no opportunity to hold a thorough exchange of views, which is possible at the meeting. This was stated by RIA Novosti senior source familiar with the process of organization of the event.

the SCO (an organization established in 2001) is now in eight States: Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan (the latter two countries joined in 2017).