As a found­ing mem­ber of the SCO, how does Uzbek­istan see the SCO’s de­vel­op­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to re­gional peace and pros­per­ity over the past 20 years? Bakhtiyor Saidov:

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Since its found­ing al­most 20 years ago, the SCO has de­vel­oped into an au­thor­i­ta­tive re­gional or­ga­ni­za­tion and an ef­fec­tive and open mul­ti­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion plat­form. One of the key fac­tors for the suc­cess of the or­ga­ni­za­tion is that it has adapted to the com­pli­cated and con­tin­u­ally chang­ing world sit­u­a­tion, and has skill­fully in­te­grated the over­all in­ter­ests of mem­ber states in the fields of both se­cu­rity and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Since its estab­lish­ment, the SCO has firmly ad­hered to the Shang­hai Spirit, plac­ing great em­pha­sis on amity and unity among mem­ber states and ef­fec­tively cop­ing with chal­lenges that threaten re­gional se­cu­rity.

As a found­ing mem­ber of the SCO,

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