Five other member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) pledged on Friday to actively assist China in the security work for the upcoming Olympic Games.
A two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure, which was focused on security at the Beijing Olympic Games, was held in Beijing on July 3, 2008.
Security departments of the six SCO members – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – would increase cooperation to ensure a successful Games, according to a joint press communique issued in Beijing.
"The Beijing Olympics is a great event not only for the Chinese people, but also for peoples from the SCO member countries and from all over the world," the communique said.
"Any actions and activities plotted to disrupt the Games would not enjoy popular support and would damage the interests of all peoples around the world," it said.
The six SCO members also vowed to work together to build lasting regional peace, common prosperity and harmony.
The joint press communique was reached at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure, which was focused on security at the Beijing Olympic Games.
The SCO, founded in 2001, aims to strengthen mutual trust and friendship among its members, expand effective cooperation in politics, economy, trade, science, technology, education, energy, transport and environment protection, safeguard and guarantee regional peace, security and stability, and push for the establishment of a democratic, just and rational international political and economic order.
(Xinhua News Agency July 5, 2008)