Press conference on Tajikistan’s presidency in the SCO

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On May 30, 2021 at the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Tehran was held a press conference of the Ambassador of Tajikistan Nizomiddin Zohidi on the priorities of our country's presidency in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (2020-2021) with the participation of local media.

In his speech, the Ambassador noted that the Republic of Tajikistan during its chairmanship in the SCO, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Organization, aims to strengthen friendship and good neighborliness between member states, strengthen peace, security and stability in the region, expand cooperation in basins. pursues trade, economy and culture, improves the legal framework and expands the tools of cooperation within the Organization, strengthens the prestige and strengthens the international position of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. During Tajikistan's chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, more than 100 events are planned, most of which will be held in Tajikistan and some in other member countries under the chairmanship of Tajikistan.

It was stressed at the press conference that during its chairmanship in the SCO, Tajikistan seeks to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism, drug trafficking and transnational organized crime, which has been the main focus of the Organization since its inception. , and at the same time to take necessary measures to achieve the implementation of the initiative of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on the establishment of the SCO Drug Control Center in Dushanbe.

Referring to the priorities of the SCO presidency in various areas of the SCO's activities, the Ambassador stressed that the events held in the political, security, economic and cultural spheres will contribute to the development and expansion of the SCO's activities, strengthening its prestige in the international arena. Cooperation of the SCO with regional partner organizations and, in general, will contribute to the solution of the most important tasks facing the SCO today.

A meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State, which marks the end of Tajikistan's chairmanship in the SCO in 2020-2021, is scheduled for September 16-17, 2021 in Dushanbe.

At the end of the press conference, the Ambassador of Tajikistan answered questions from the media and expressed confidence that the presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan in the SCO will be an important stage in the development and expansion of this influential international organization.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan