Shanghai Cooperation Organisation military exercise 9-17 August
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a multilateral regional cooperation framework established in 2001 by six countries:
The 'Peace Mission 2007' joint military exercise, held by all six members of the SCO in the Volga-Urals military district of Russia from 9 until 17 August, will involve around 6500 military personnel and 80 aircraft.
The manoeuvres will be conducted in three stages. The first stage will consist of military-political consultations at the level of chiefs of general staffs in the Chinese city of