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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Simplified Chinese: 上海合作组织
Russian: Шанхайская организация сотрудничества
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     Member states      Observer states
Formation June 21, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-06-21)
Membership
6 member states, 4 observer states
Official language
Chinese, Russian

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization founded on June 14, 2001 by the leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. With the exception of Uzbekistan, they had been known before as the Five of Shanghai.

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