The SCO leaders discussed the possibilities for combining forces to help rebuild Afghanistan and stabilise the situation in Kyrgyzstan.
The summit delegates also discussed the development of joint projects in energy, transport, telecommunications and high technology and exchanged views on humanitarian issues.
Concluding the summit, the SCO leaders approved a document setting out the procedures for admitting new members to the organisation.
The heads of state also adopted a political declaration reflecting the joint approach to developing future cooperation within the SCO, and approved a number of procedural documents and reports on the organisation’s activities in 2009. Intergovernmental agreements on cooperation in agriculture and fighting crime were also signed at the summit.
The Tashkent summit handed the presidency of the SCO from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan.