BY TOP WAR
After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Western countries announced the isolation of Russia “from the whole world.” Now the US has finally ruined relations with China. As a result of such actions, everything turned out quite the opposite. In case of expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, created in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the SCO will significantly surpass the G7 not only in terms of population, but also in terms of total GDP.
After the creation of the SCO, India and Pakistan have already joined the organization. Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia act as observers, while the partners of the organization are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Now ten more countries have announced their desire to become a member of the Shanghai Union: the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal, as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Most likely, the decision to expand the organization will be made at the next SCO summit, which will be held on September 15-16 in Samarkand. The event will be held at the highest level, the participating countries will be represented by heads of state. Admission of new members requires full consensus, so experts believe that not everyone who wants to join the SCO will quickly join the ranks. Most likely, the first participant will be the UAE, which asked to immediately grant them the status of a member of the SCO, bypassing the bureaucratic procedure. According to some reports, Azerbaijan and Armenia may receive the status of a member of the organization in the near future.