At a Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Member States, the following statement was made:

«The SCO will stand firm to fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism as well as international cybercrime».


The 10th anniversary of the SCO was celebrated at the Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Member States, that was held in Astana on June 14-15.


The Declaration of the 10th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Member States, that was held in Tashkent on June 10-11.


The Yekaterinburg Declaration of June 16, 2009 included a following statement:

“The SCO member states stress the significance of the issue of ensuring international information security as one of the key elements of the common system of international security.”

A regular meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government of the Member States of SCO was held in Beijing on October 14, 2009. Mutual understanding was reached on a wide range of issues, including for the earliest  possible launch of the project «SCO information superhighway». The heads of government reaffirmed that in current conditions science and technology cooperation is contributing to enhancing the capability of the SCO member states in confronting global challenges and threats.


The Council of the Heads of the member States met in Dushanbe in August. A joint communiqué included as follows. Referring the concern over threats related to the possibility of using modern information and telecommunication technologies for purposes incompatible with the tasks of ensuring international stability and security, the Council made the following statement:

“…with the aim of creating legal framework for cooperation in this field it was considered expedient to draft an intergovernmental agreement in the SCO framework in the field of international information security.”

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was founded by The People’s Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The organization was established on June 15, 2001 by the Declaration of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

The Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism states that the members are:

“firmly convinced that terrorism, separatism and extremism, as defined in this Convention, regardless of their motives, cannot be justified under any circumstances, and that the perpetrators of such acts should be prosecuted under the law;

For the purpose of this Convention “terrorism” means:

“a. …..
b. other acts intended…, as well as to organize, plan, aid and abet such act”

A seventh council meeting of the SCO heads of state was held in 2007. A document, “SCO member countries action plan to safeguard international information security,” was signed by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China. Facing new challenges and threats in the field of information security, the SCO members will work together to jointly cope with the growing network and information security threats.