SCO defense ministers to meet in Beijing
Updated: 2006-04-22 15:28
Defense ministers from the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization (SCO) will meet here Wednesday on issues concerning regional
security, a Chinese Defense Ministry source said Saturday.
The defense ministers from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
and Uzbekistan will also discuss the fight against the "three forces" of
separatism, terrorism and extremism, and other issues of common concern.
The regional organization was founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001, with the
member countries aiming to promote regional security and fight terrorism. Its
four observer states are Mongolia, Pakistan, India and Iran.