The SCO is comprised of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.
China, which is one of the founders of the organisation, plays an influential role in it. The SCO focuses on security- related issues of the region specially on counter terrorism cooperation.
"We will work with relevant partners to ensure the success of the summit and to inject new impetus to the SCO," he said.
Asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in the summit, he said "I have just given feedback that the SCO summit will be held in June. As for the attendance of relevant countries of course we welcome the heads of state and leaders of all the members to participate in the summit".
"We are in close contact with the relevant parties on relevant arrangements to ensure the success of the summit and to inject new vitality to the development of SCO," he said.
China has been holding summit-level meetings of international organisations in different cities giving them special prominence. Last year it held the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) summit in Xiamen city.
Qingdao, a port city is a famous tourist spot. It forms part of Shandong province which is the birthplace of many ancient Chinese thinkers, including Confucius.
Officials say both India andChinalook tothe SCOas a major platform for improving bilateral ties bogged down by a host of differences, including the 73-day military standoff at Dokalam last year.
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