SCO warns: Taiwan is integral part of China

Member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation proceed from the fact that the Chinese government is the only legitimate government for the entire China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of its territory, says the declaration signed by its members on results of the SCO St.Petersburg summit.

The SCO backs up the efforts of the two Korean states to develop and broaden their dialogue and cooperation in the spirit of the accords reached at the inter-Korean summit meeting in June 2000.

The SCO countries think useful the unfolding of dialogue and constructive cooperation between the DPRK, the United States and other Western countries in a bid to ensure the attainment of a lasting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

Member states of the SCO appeal on India and Pakistan to resume their political dialogue so as to relieve tension and develop cooperation between these two countries.

The SCO countries express deep preoccupation over the drawn-out crisis in the Middle East, which produces a negative impact on the regional and international security and stability, says the declaration.

The SCO calls on Israel and Palestine immediately to get down to fulfilment of the corresponding resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, positively meet the peacemaking efforts of the international community, return to the search for peaceable ways of resolving the dispute.

Member states of the SCO are ready together with the international community to continue with the politico-diplomatic efforts towards fulfilment of all the corresponding resolutions of the UN Security Council on Iraq.

The SCO member states highly assess the initiative of the Republic of Kazakhstan on convening a conference for interaction and confidence building in Asia and believe that the forum, alongside the present Asian structures and mechanisms, will play an important role in elevating the level of mutual trust and developing multilateral cooperation between Asian countries, stresses the declaration.

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