SCO gather­ing is set for next week

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

For­eign Min­istry spokesman Lu Kang an­nounced on May 16 that the 13th Meet­ing of Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­taries of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion will be held on May 21 and 22 in Bei­jing. “The meet­ing is the first of its kind since the SCO ac­cepted new mem­bers, and its pri­or­ity is to make po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity prepa­ra­tions for the SCO Sum­mit to be held next month in Qing­dao,” Lu told a news con­fer­ence in Bei­jing. Ac­cord­ing to Lu, par­tic­i­pants will ex­change in-depth views on is­sues in­clud­ing the re­gional se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion; co­op­er­a­tion in fight­ing the “three evil forces” of ter­ror­ism, sep­a­ratism and ex­trem­ism.

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