The Second Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, will kick off three legal and political documents related to the SCO mechanism and regional cooperation on anti-terrorism, a Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman said in Beijing Thursday.
Liu Jianchao said that Chinese President Jiang Zemin will discuss SCO construction and development strategies with other member countries' leaders and exchange views with them on international and regional issues of common concern.
He stressed that the summit is of great importance in strengthening multilateral cooperation among SCO member states, improving the SCO mechanism, and promoting peace and stability in the region and the rest of the world.
China holds a positive view on the regional economic cooperation within SCO which should be jointly promoted by all SCO members as a long-term goal, he added.
(Xinhua News Agency June 6, 2002)