June 14, 2019
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President of Kyrgyzstan, colleagues,
I certainly agree with the positive assessments of the activities of our organisation, the SCO, which have just been voiced here. The SCO is indeed successfully developing and strengthening its positions in regional affairs, making a significant contribution to ensuring peace, security and stability in Eurasia.
Given that at the end of today’s meeting, Russia will take over the Presidency of the SCO, I would like to outline Russia’s vision of the most promising areas of the organisation’s work in 2019–2020.
We believe that the fight against terrorism and extremism remains among our top priorities. We consider it important to increase cooperation within the SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, to cut off the financial support of terrorism through drug trafficking, and to make every effort to prevent terrorists laying their hands on chemical, biological or other weapons of mass destruction.
Russia also advocates close cooperation with the SCO member states in curbing the propaganda of terrorist and extremist ideas on the internet and the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes. The Concept of Cooperation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Member States in Digitalisation and Information and Communication Technology, which we are approving today, is aimed at strengthening cooperation in this area.
Over the period of Russia’s Presidency, the SCO will certainly face a great deal of work to settle crises and peacefully resolve conflicts seated near the external borders of our states.
The developments in Afghanistan require special attention; my colleagues have already spoken about this here. The Afghan people need help in achieving national reconciliation and economic recovery.
We fully support the plan to expand the organisation’s security, economic and humanitarian cooperation with Afghanistan, as reflected in the relevant roadmap to be signed today. We aim to contribute in every way to the revival of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group’s activity.
Real results in the fight against international terrorism have been achieved in Syria. The militants have been defeated there largely due to Russia’s comprehensive assistance to the legitimate Syrian government. Damascus has regained control over most of the country’s territory. The political reconciliation process is progressing, and work is underway to set up the Constitutional Committee.
Our immediate task now is to ensure the complete elimination of hotbeds of terrorism that remain in Syria, primarily in Idlib, and at the same time to increase the volume of humanitarian aid and assistance to the economic reconstruction of Syria provided by the international community.
The Iranian nuclear programme still raises concerns. The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – as a reminder, it was unanimously approved by the UN Security Council in 2015 – is not only destabilising the region, but also can undermine the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
While presiding in the SCO, we intend to work to ensure that the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action fulfil their obligations. We consider this to be the only logical and correct path.
We also plan to focus on deepening the mutually beneficial economic ties between the SCO member states. In this context, we propose considering new promising projects in trade, industry, energy, infrastructure, science and technology, and innovation. The SCO Business Council and the SCO Interbank Consortium could play an important role in this work.
The expansion of mutually beneficial inter-regional trade, investment and humanitarian contacts within the SCO will certainly contribute to the development of the SCO Heads of Regions Forum, a new mechanism within the organisation. It was established at Russia’s initiative, and we propose holding the first meeting early next year.
We will continue to interact with our colleagues in the SCO to combine the integration processes being developed in Eurasia, harmonise national development strategies and regional multilateral economic projects.
We see a promising potential in integrating the Eurasian Economic Union with China’s Belt and Road project with a future aim of building a larger Eurasian partnership and an open and equal constructive cooperation space based on the principles and norms of international law without any political or economic bias, but with consideration of each other’s legitimate interests.
During Russia’s Presidency of the SCO, we will certainly pay particular attention to deepening cultural and humanitarian ties, which our colleagues have just talked about here too. In particular, we will focus on the implementation of cooperation agreements reached in the fields of media, physical fitness, sports and tourism. I fully agree with that.
Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War. We in Russia attach great importance to preserving the memory and historical truth about this great and tragic event of the 20th century.
We are planning, also with our partners in the Commonwealth of Independent States, to organise an ambitious programme of celebrations and invite all the states represented here to take part in this work. The SCO Youth Council could also join the organising activities, which I think will be extremely beneficial for young people.
Colleagues, we will be delighted to see you at these events, including the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow.
In conclusion, I would like to congratulate Kyrgyzstan on successfully completing its Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and say that the Russian Presidency will ensure continuity in the organisation’s work.
We invite you to the next meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State on July 22–23, 2020 in Russia.
Thank you for your attention.
“We see a promising potential in integrating the Eurasian Economic Union with China’s Belt and Road project with a future aim of building a larger Eurasian partnership …”
That’s the big challenge. Unfortunately, that potential is also seen by your Anglo-Zionist imperial opponents as “promising”, but in an extremely unfavorable context from their perspective. In fact, they have always seen any such eventuality as portending the ultimate collapse of their empire. Still more unfortunately, their ways and means for opposing it draw from an increasingly limited arsenal of options, and that certainly excludes any kind of moral highground if it ever existed for them in the past.
“to cut off the financial support of terrorism through drug trafficking”
Let me translate this for you; this means: “to interrupt the CIA’s revenue stream”.
So Putin foresaw the IT attacks (Huawei) way back in 2015. Amongst other interesting tidbits in his speech . The lack of clapping at the end was for me a sign of the sobering realities.
Why is the Israeli flag so prominent?
That question is ‘antisemitic’ under the new definition thereof. In fact, everything but the Talmud and Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper are ‘antisemitic’.
Maybe Israel is also member of the SCO? Or a crypto-member, or represented by some other country carrying the Israel flag like the USA does; or something bogging the mind.
Good question…why is the flag there if Israel is not part of SCO …did we miss something?
Video – President Putin’s Speech at Dushanbe CICA Summit
Transcript – Speech at the SCO Heads of State Council Meeting
Israel is a muderous and criminal entity that is universally detested.
So because of this, it works tirelessly to change the negative global perception that rightfully exists of it.
To do this it invests tons of resources in bribery, and coercion via its hasbra unit.
That is why Jews try to buy, own or influence every organization that iteracts with the public, whether it be electronic/print media or entertainment outlets or publishing houses.
Therefore, we can be assured that the Israel flag occupying such a prominient spot at the conferance was not by chance or coincidence.
$millions were probably paid to the organizers to place this odious symbol where it was to ensure that it would be seen.
With the hope that it gives the illusion of legitimacy and acceptance.
Those who murder innocent Palestinians and bulldoze their home and steal their lands will never be accepted by the international community.
And please remember that the US and its allies do not constitute the international community – no matter how much they delude themselves in believing this…
Eugene Satanovsky / Shoygu insisted on its pre-eminence.
I haven’t seen any israhell flag at SCO.
However israhell is member of CICA (Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia). Even USSA is observer at CICA.
However SCO has nothing to do with CICA.
The Zionists are always ready to partner (infiltrate and then control) with a country or organization in order to forward their agenda.
“Why is the Israeli flag so prominent?”
I wondered the same thing
Maybe a preemptive strike to sideline potential accusations and distracting chatter of “anti-semitism” for not openly bowing and scraping to the Jewish State in Palestine.
Now, any other flag not shown in the background behind Putin—do those countries have a case for “anti-whatever””??
One of the more interesting nuggets I have learned recently is the role of Avigdor Liberman as a strong link to Russian-Israeli dual citizens. Can the placement of the flag have been some kind of “message” to Liberman and his crowd?
I’m probably missing something, but is there are url showing pictures of this prominent Israeli flag? I can’t find it in any of the pictures I’m looking at. I tried these ones from a Google search…
SCO is a construct of all the powers of Eurasia land mass who are connected as direct neighbors with one another. Soon, Iran will become a full member.
Now think of the populations, armed forces, economies and civilizations represented.
The US and its faithful vassals are dwarfed by the SCO. Four of the SCO members are nuclear powers.
NATO and any coalition the US might construct, such as its QUAD or mythic Indo-Pacific amalgam has to subtract India (which we see under Modi has struck back at US sanctions with tariffs of its own to counter loss of key trade privileges as punishment for purchasing the S400.)
Though the US is and intends to use proxies (AQ,ISIS, Uyghurs, et al) to create chaos and continue conflict zones throughout Eurasia, SCO will suppress terrorists, separatists and extremists in low intensity warfare.
And if something like a caliphate is attempted, the techniques Russia has used in Syria will be used wherever the US organizes such a massing of terrorists.
The hunger and thirst for development of infrastructure and elimination of poverty is topic one on the agenda of SCO. The means to achieve development is within the BRI-EAEU projects. 4.7 billion people are all in for what Russia and China are planning.
These aren’t the Baltics or Balkan states, or East Europeans, or any of the West. These are Asians, and they have no interest in Liberalism or Financial Feudalism.
They have seen what China has accomplished. They want the same.
They have seen Russia stand with Syria. They trust Russia will stand with them.
There is leadership, deep financial power, relevant projects, endless capacity, and deep and wide expertise and experience to achieve SCO goals.
Unlike the BRICS and other hopeful affiliations, the SCO cannot be manipulated from outside.
It is 18 years old, stable and growing.
While the US convulses with Trade War, Cyberwar, Hybrid Wars, Syrian War 2.0, and hungers for more military action in Africa and Middle East, the SCO is building the means to change everything in Eurasia.
The contrast is stark.
Thinking to what was the great diplomacy of USSR and its actions compared to these “meetings” one feels the greatest sadness. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Syria now Iran, the diplomacy of present-day Russia is too ambiguous, with too many western “partners” to be truly reliable.
Finally for the 75th anniversary: the USSR won the War not Russia. Russia is the country that surrendered during the Cold War.
That’s exactly the same kind of defeatism, utopianism, and Western imperial arrogance that the Western Left kept hurling forever against the USSR, mind you. Betrayal of Spain, betrayal of Germany, betrayal of Greece, Soviet ’social imperialism’ in Egypt and Indochina.
Bottom line: Old habits did hard.
Western left is only another asset of Global Power. Nothing to do with the old USSR. To be clear, for example, that in Vietnam was a victory for the Vietnamese and the Soviets. In Syria there is no victory for Syrians whose territory is occupied and bombed by Russian partners and allies. But probably is a victory for the new russian ruling class.
I think you might have misunderstood what Michael meant. He regrets the demise of the USSR and deplores what Russia is doing now. In my opinion there are many Russians who think the same way. Forgive me if I am wrong.
Right. Most of former common and normal soviet citizens of all former Soviets Federative Republics regrets al lot the demise of USSR (…and the demise of their lives…).
How did Russia “surrender during the Cold War”?!?.
So colapse of USSR was not communist “surrender”?!?
Putin has inherited defeated (USSR) through newly created, humiliated Russia.
With drunkard president, imposed by the West at its helm.
And Putin have changed that catastrophe to victory in very short period of time.
Your leftist runt against Russia and total twisting of hystoric facts… simply it isn’t fair.
Alemost nothing of what you have said is true.
USSR has colapsed thanks to the (communist) Gorbatchev.
Thanks to his policies and choices.
Russia was simply created on the foundations of USSR defeate !
How can you call Russia loser, when everything was lost already?!
Not helping ( Yugoslavia, Iraq ) has happened for different reasons among which bankruptcy of Russia in 1999 was the biggest reason. And all that was only result in direct consequence of colapse of USSR.
It can not be labeled as responsability to Russia.
True, later on, Libya was prodact of (liberal) Medvedev’s presidency and his ill judgment.
And also Ukraine, was half lost duel with U.S.
By losing influence in Ukraine, they have gaind Crimea.
Bringing back Crimea to Russia has reinforced Russian defenses in general significantly.
Russian’s probably could have don it better in Ukraine but comparing Putin and your Gorbachev is like comparing winner with total loser.
That pathetic red clown loser, seller of Louis Vuitton luggage… succking up to the capitalist vaulters.
In general Russia can’t win all the duels against the West.
But majority of all the duels are won by Russia and mainly thanks to the Putin.
“75th anniversary: the USSR won the War not Russia”‘
Are you sure that you are not from Ukraine or NATO troll or something similar?!?
Russia has inherited historically and legaly all the legacy (and the debt) of USSR.
Only Belarus have had more victims during WW2 ( but than they are Russians also ) than Russia.
So it is definitly meritted and legaly justified “75th anniversary” celebration of Russian victory in WW2.
“Russia is the country that surrendered during the Cold War.”
Russia is the Phoenix risen from the USSR red ashes!
When West was in position to destroy Russia they failed to do so.
Simply because they have understimated Russia.
Now Russia can kick NATO merry a*se any time, if forced to do so…
Good luck comrade Michael in your Soviet anti Russian revisionism.
Mine is not an ideological position but only observations of a country’s practical life and dignity. And, yes, the betrayal began with Gorbachev’s ruling class and continued with that of Yeltsin with their Western partners and soviet organized crime. Moscow and Russia were at the heart of the USSR. The betrayal of that ruling class destroyed an entire country. Now the question is: the current Russian ruling class derived from that of Yeltsin has changed its policy or only changed its form? If instead of Gorbachev a Brezhnev No. 2 had arrived, with a Gromyko No. 2, the USSR would still be there now.
PS: if there had been that USSR would there have been the destruction of Yugoslavia?
“PS: if there had been that USSR would there have been the destruction of Yugoslavia?”
Colapse of the Warsaw Pact was the end of the Yougoslavia.
Perhaps not destruction with bombings of 2nd Yougoslavia at the end,.. but definitly yes there would have been the destruction of Yugoslavia.
Actually Putin’s Russia was only true defender of Serbs, not USSR (and Serbs were the only true defenders of Yougoslavia).
But Putin’s Russia in 1999 (when he came to power) was on her knees. Unable to help to Russians themselves, let alone Serbs against NATO.
Many leftist think that destruction of Yugoslavia was about ideology but it was a 2nd civil war actually stimulated and supported by Germany, Vatican and few others.
In 1991 Germany and Vatican came in for dividens, while USSR, Russia were on her knees… So, US jumped in pumping the war as well, for their benefits…
” betrayal began with Gorbachev’s ruling class and continued with that of Yeltsin ”
Only Gorbachev is true, ful flgged traitor.
Yeltsin’s “ruling class” were servants, newly created instruments of the West, appointed by the US for colonization and destruction of Russia.
There was nothing for Yeltsin to choose if he wanted the power.
While Gorbachev had options to choose and he have had chosen betrail.
Yeltsin was just pathetic (drunk) puppet in charge, appointed by the West.
While Gorbachev was true traitor by his free will and choice.
The same moment Russia was created, Russia was already defeated country.
Created out of the defeated, collapsed USSR .
Country with extremly bleek future.
Destruction of Russia was in preparation and not executed thanks to the US hubris and negligence and underestimation of Russia as country and Putin as leader above all.
There was no big direct responsability in being Western colaborator in those days (while Russia was occupied country). There was no other way around the problem anyways.
Even Putin himself at the beggining was trying to get Russia in NATO, despite desdain of the West.
He had no choice but to act that way if he wanted to survive… in his begenings.
As for other ruling classes; communist or non-communist “elites”.
They were not loyal to the ideology or country, they were loyal to money, to the privilegies and power it generates. And Russia still has roots of the same problem from Yeltsin years, hopefully to resolve.
Again the true betrayal stands only with Gorbatchev.
Only because of him situation was radically worse. He had practically all the power in his hands so responsability of other communist “elites” is minor.
“Moscow and Russia were at the heart of the USSR” only in geographic terms.
Why is it taking so damn long for Iran to be accepted as a full member?
Ironically it seems some countries in the SCO would rather bestow membership on Israel – the entity behind all wars in the region – than on Iran that has strived, fought and bled for regional stability.
Its now Russia’s turn at the chairmanship of the SCO, lets see if Moscow can convince the others to do the right thing and accept Iran as a full member.
As for Israel – that has applied for membership – if the SCO members should ever be stupid enough to admit this criminal, warmongering entity as a member, all the oganisation’s potential would thereafter come to nought.
Israel should not be allowed in.
As long as it continues to steal and kill and occupy – just look at the “Crime of the Century” being prepared for the Palestinians – it should get no acceptance from the SCO.
Why is it taking so damn long for Iran to be accepted as a full member?
Well there is no consent about anything in Iran. Too many religions, too much politics around too little money.
I would think, from the east, is that –
the second Iran is ‘fully admitted’
is the same moment that ‘THE KING’ be fully exposed, dethrone and decapitated, at all the same second,
and the panic animals and their friends, that feed from it, will, has already, gone crazy, thinking of it scheduled demise and the history be correct to another (corrected) version, so they will ‘cease to exist’.
That the chips on the table, well over 2,ooo yrs plus now…
now are exactly like promissory notes – less valuable that toilet paper, that can at least wipe their S.
Isr is, arguably, not a country but a ppl group
just like USSA is not a country either, but a corporation.
The time is here, where artificial lines of border, be it on physical land or mind maps,
are dissolving like shadow under the rising sun.
Whatever reality or reality TV, which you should read now as, their version of “reality” TV and their preferred version of “reality”, which by no means is NOT your preferred reality and NOT by the filters of your own QR perception, and definitely not THE ONLY ONE real reality (by the self-asserted “ONE god only” marketing-pro/deception-masters bloodlines), on earth and in all dimensions, is now subject to auditing, and if warranted, due compensation, and then “cease to exist” as shadow meet the light of LIGHT.
Old civilisation are literally lifted out of sands piles of thousand year ago…
what is to stop the alien cousins showing up in full-blue-skin-suit and saying ‘gd morning, gd afternoon and good bye!”?
The (other) forces are way beyond Material Reductionist want to believe and sold as “the only truth”!
Whatever that is coming out (soon-ish?) of ancient Iran will be quite amazing… BEHOLD!
Because Russia and China are not so “friend” of Iran as commonly is said. Probably they are as much “friends” of Iran as they were of Qadhafi’s Libya…
The answer to your question is what you have alluded to. Israel is in it or about to be in it; therefore Iran has no chance. Strange world, isn’t it?
Just another non-western thought?!
If you understand and accepts that ‘The Russian play chess, the Chinese play ‘GO’ and the west play tic-tac-toe”, on that premise,
Is it not clear that, if indeed it is what appears to be on the surface, is but to collar the ‘Master’ to control the entire USSA administrations (thereby the ‘country’), all the 3 letter agencies and their ‘assets’ and all the other western private family??? The east has already own a hefty portion of your private corporation known to you as ‘THE FED’. Same trick right?!
From the east, I personally cannot see that even remotely ‘win-win-win profitable’…
but there are factions, in the east, are keen to deal ‘business’ with the desperate private family of the west… The Last of the God-Father Deal… something like that…? The east has their private family entities too.
Again, if the premise is true, and only if you accept that it is true, to you…
If not, the (new and next) world still moves on and on and on and on and on and on… until the old world ‘cease to exist’.
That seems to be the Natural Law.
Japanese play go, Chinese play weiqi.
Opppssss…. premise debunked and invalidated… we are safe ppl! back to the old world :D
Officially…. the answer why is – the sanctions ( before UN sanctions now Western )…
SCO in general is targeting (Russia creted) Euro Asian Union member countries and Asian countries in general.
Israel is not even being sugested as an observer, so your comment is far to exagerated.
Also…The major obstacle for the country to become part of SCO is NATO membership.
Israel is everything else except formally member of the NATO.
That’s why Turkey ( NATO member ), has only observer status in SCO for years already…
Turks want to get in SCO but they can’t..
Membership in SCO directly depends on decision of 2 founding members of SCO (Russia-China)
Without their agreement and aproval nobody can even become candidate or member…
Russian – Iranian interets diverge more than it is widely known. In Syria also.
They are more allies of convinience, it seams…
They have common enemies.
I believe that Israel’s mirror twin, Sordid Barbaria, is spending a lot of money in the Stans to buy the loyalty of the corrupt elites there. Was not Kyrgyzstan the big obstacle to Iran’s entry? As for Israel joining-that is a truly sad, sick, joke if ever there was one.
Kyrgyzstan is too insignificant to have right of any kind of veto.
If Russia and China both really want some country in SCO than that country is already member despite oppinion of the other members.
No country can become member without mutual approval of founding members Russia and China.
If one of those 2 countries is against some country enterance, ( the case of Chinese veto against India ) than that country is vetoed to become member….
The reason why India is member now is because Pakistan (as Chinese preference) has entered in the same time SCO with India (as Russian preference).
So now India is on Russian side while Pakistan is on Chinese side in the case of voting influence…
I honestly don’t see how the country that is oficially very close to the NATO and considered to be the closest US allay can enter SCO?!?
I honestly don’t know where the people find those silly informations or ideas ?!
I made an error of memory. It is Tajikistan that the Sordid Barbarians have corrupted, and turned against Iran. I believe SCO accession needs to be unanimously approved.
These guys look like serious people not LBGT pride. Why these western summit reports never report any speech, just shoulder rubbing and ass touching?
Let this be known:
Israel is no friend of Russia, not even by a wide stretch.
And everyone should know that Russia’s problems with the US emanates from Israel and Jews in the US.
If today, Israel should tell the US,Trump, Congress to lay-off Russia, the anti-Russia policies of the US would stop immediately.
The Jews absolutely loathe arthodox Russia and would like nothing more that to see it divided and destroyed.
The 1990s raping and plundering of Russia has Jewish fingerprints all over it.
(((Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s))) plundered Russia’s energy sector in partnership with Nathanial Rothshield, and only Putin could stop him.
Today he works daily to see Russia sanctioned and destroyed.
So Russia should not deceive itself not even for a second, that Israel is a friend.
Differences aside, Iran is more a friend to Russia that Israel.
Thats just the trurh…
Or, rather, the opposite of the truth … https://www.jpost.com/International/Netanyahu-meets-Putin-in-Moscow-attends-victory-day-ceremony-555925
Hasbara never disappoints.
The rape of the Soviet was achieved through ‘shock therapy’ advocated by Jeffrey Sachs and a crew of mostly Jewish economists from Harvard. And the crooks who prospered from the theft of State assets, the so-called oligarchs, were all, with or or two, no more, exceptions, Jews. This fact was long denied amidst the usual screeching of ‘antisemitism’, then admitted and described as a victory for Jewish business acumen, honed during all those years of dreadful ‘antisemitic’ repression in the Soviet. Apparently it drove them to become blood-sucking parasites and thieves.
The video above is of the CICA summit, not SCO. The speech Putin is giving in the video above is the CICA speech.
Israel was not a participant of any sort at SCO.
However, it is a member of CICA.
Thus, the flag of Israel behind Putin is there because the video depicts the CICA Summit, not the SCO Summit.
Here’s a link to the SCO video of the speech by Pres. Putin:
Thanks Larchmonter, for solving the mystery of the Israeli flag!