It will provide information on the history and Member States of the international organisation.
The Friendship and Cooperation Centre of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization opened in the capital of Tajikistan. It operates under the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the MIR 24 TV Channel reported on February 22.
The main goal of the Centre is to provide information on the history of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its Member States. The Centre will conduct political and economic studies and provide assistance to civil society institutions and youth organisations.
It will host roundtable meetings, conferences and other science events, an employee of the Academy Shukron Radjabova says.
The SCO Friendship and Cooperation Centre opened at the initiative of President Emomali Rahmon. Last year, Tajikistan assumed the presidency of the SCO from the Russian Federation. On September 16-17, Dushanbe will host a summit of the heads of SCO Member States. Currently, the international organisation unites 18 states.