Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called on members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to build a closer community with a shared future for the group.

While addressing the 19th SCO summit in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Xi noted that since the summit in China’s eastern port city of Qingdao last year, all members, following the Shanghai Spirit, have facilitated a deeper and more practical all-round cooperation, and boosted fresh development for the SCO from a new starting point.

In the speech, he said that peace, development, cooperation and win-win approach remain the irreversible trend of the times despite a changing international landscape.

He urged the SCO members to have a keen appreciation of the trend toward world multi-polarization and economic globalization, search for wisdom in the Shanghai Spirit and draw strength from unity and cooperation so as to build a closer community with a shared future for the organization.

The Chinese leader called on the members to develop the SCO into a model organization that highlights unity and mutual trust.

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