Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted and took group photos with the leaders of the observer states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as the 18th Summit kicked off in Qingdao on Saturday. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was amongst the leaders. The summit will focus on regional security, development, and trade amongst members of the organisation, which since expansion now... Еще accounts for almost half of the world's population, more than 20 percent of global GDP and over 60% of the Eurasian landmass. 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.