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India, Pakistan becomes full member of SCO

India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 9 June 2017, thus ending an administrative process that began two years ago. With the inclusion of India and Pakistan, SCO now represents over 40% of world population and nearly 20% of the global GDP.
SCO summit 2017 was based on the theme “Future Energy”. The document was signed at Astana, Kazakhstan during the SCO Summit. (SCO) member-states viz. China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The SCO was founded at a Summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. SCO is regarded as a counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
Prime Minister Modi also said that India's membership will take cooperation between member countries to new heights in multiple spheres, from energy to combating climate change. He even stressed on the need for respecting each-others' sovereignty & territorial integrity while addressing all member country leaders including China's Xi Jingping & Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif.