Asian alliance summit to be held in Russia next year

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The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation have signed several deals forging closer links in banking and the fight against terrorism and drugs. The announcements were made as it emerged that the next SCO will b

As expected, some major steps towards the further development of a partnership cooperation within the framework of the SCO were taken.

Next on the agenda for Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev are bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Tajikistan, Iran and Afghanistan.

Ahead of the summit, being held in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, the Russian president met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.

Russia will assume the chairmanship of the SCO after the end of the Dushanbe summit. It will hold the title till the end of the next session of the SCO in Yekaterinburg next year.