Russia is ready to participate in projects of the SCO, said Medvedev

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite in photobacteria-Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev participates in the meeting of the Council of heads of governments of SCORussia is ready to participate in projects of the SCO, said Medvedev© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite the image Bank

Joint transport projects of the SCO will help to expand cooperation organization, Russia is ready to actively participate in them, said the meeting of heads of governments of the Shanghai cooperation organization, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

«Our countries have a common border, quite a large area, so the extra travel time is a unnecessary costs,» he said, noting the need for joint transport and logical projects for the development of economic cooperation between the countries.

«We have a mutual understanding on the issue, Russia is ready to participate actively in such projects,» he said.

He also noted that countries have common desire to develop cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.

The SCO was created in 2001. Initially, the organization includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In 2017, the composition of the full members, the SCO includes India and Pakistan. The organization has a Secretariat, which works in Beijing and regional anti-terrorist structure in Tashkent.