When Pakistan and India became permanent members of SCO?

A. 2015
B. 2016
C. 2017
D. 2018

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 2017

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Mongolia became the first country to receive observer status at the 2004 Tashkent Summit. Pakistan, India, and Iran received observer status at the 2005 SCO summit in Astana, Kazakhstan on 5 July 2005. On 24 June 2016 India and Pakistan signed the memorandum of obligations at Tashkent, thereby starting the formal process of joining the SCO as full members. On 9 June 2017 India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

The SCO was founded at a summit in ____ in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

A. Dushanbe
B. Shanghai
C. Samarkand
D. Moscow

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Shanghai

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The SCO, seen as a counterweight to Nato, is an eight-member economic and security bloc and has emerged as one of the largest transregional international organisations. It was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the presidents of Russia, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The SCO also has four Observer states – Iran, Mongolia, Belarus, and Afghanistan and six dialogue partners – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey, and Sri Lanka.