The SCO summit will be attended by heads of the UN, leaders of Afghanistan, Iran

In the summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization in St. Petersburg, which was postponed to autumn this year because of the pandemic coronavirus, will be attended by the UN Secretary General, leaders of the CIS and CSTO and the leaders of Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia and several other countries, said Friday the Secretary General of the SCO Vladimir Norov.

The BRICS and the SCO was scheduled for July 21-23 however, given the pandemic, a decision was made to transfer events in the fall.

"Besides the leaders of the SCO countries, at the St. Petersburg summit will be attended by leaders of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia – as the heads of observer States in the organization of Vietnam as chair of ASEAN, Turkmenistan – as a guest of honour of the host country, UN Secretary-General and senior administrative officials of CIS, CSTO and the Eurasian economic Commission," he told donors at a meeting with journalists.

He also expressed confidence that as the normalization of the epidemiological situation will be an opportunity for the rest of the plans of the organization, including conducting face-to-face meetings of foreign Ministers and national coordinators and other events.

The SCO is an international organization founded in 2001 by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. At the SCO summit in Astana on 9 June 2017, the leaders of member States of SCO signed the decision on the admission of India and Pakistan.