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Secretary-General praises Asian regional body’s efforts against crime, conflict

by Pat Coate | August 19, 2007
"Your Member States have launched concrete projects and developed important frameworks for addressing security in all its dimensions -- political, military, economic and environmental."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has emerged as a key regional forum for tackling the threats posed by terrorism, drug trafficking and conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the seventh summit of heads of State of the six-member grouping today.

Formed in the Chinese city of the same name in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, six nations with a combined population of about 1.5 billion, or a quarter of the global total.

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