Jubilee meeting of SCO PMs kicks off in Bishkek
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Dushanbe, /. The jubilee session of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO member states has kicked off at the presidential residence in Bishkek.
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev met with heads of government of the SCO member states, SCO Secretary General and director of the executive committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
Participating in the summit are delegations of the SCO member states, SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov and director of the executive committee of the SCO RATS Yevgeniy Sysoyev.
After the official greeting ceremony and photo sessions, the heads of the delegations will have a narrow-format meeting.
The extended session of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO member states chaired by Kyrgyzstan is set to be held in the afternoon. In conclusion, the signing ceremony of final documents will take place.
Heads of government of Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan arrived in Bishkek for the 15th jubilee session of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO member states. About 10 documents related to project activities, the concept of scientific and technical partnership and joint planning are planned to be signed.
The 15th session of the Council of Heads of Government (prime ministers) of the SCO member states will complete the series of official events of the jubilee year of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Earlier it was reported that Prime Minister of Tajikistan Qohir Rasulzoda in the sideline of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO member states has met with State Minister of External Affairs of India Mobashar Jawed Akbar.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues of the Tajik-Indian bilateral cooperation. The parties confirmed their interest and readiness to further expand cooperation.
Likewise, the Prime Minister of the country Qohir Rasulzoda has met with Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan.
The sides discussed the prospects of cooperation in trade and economic, energy and transport in the framework of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on economic and commercial cooperation.
Significant potential was noted of development of cooperation and joint participation in the implementation of major projects construction of railroads and energy facilities.
The meeting also discussed issues related to strengthening cooperation in the fight against threats of the modern world, including international terrorism and extremism, and illegal drug trafficking.
Currently, Kazakhstan presides in the SCO. Astana is set to host the SCO Summit on June 8-9, 2017.
Source: National information agency of Tajikistan</description>