Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to include Pakistan and India handed its member states more responsibility to 'maintain peace and promote prosperity' during speech in Qingdao on Sunday. «This meeting is the first forum that gathers together all eight leaders from the SCO member countries after expansion, which has historical... Еще meaning,» said Xi. He added that the organisation's strength 'has grown further', drawing more attention from the international community. This year's two-day summit marks the 18th edition and is set to include Pakistan and India as full members after they joined at Astana 2017. The summit takes place from June 9 -10.