Sirojiddin Muhriddin’s participation in the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the SCO member states

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On July 29, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin participated in the next meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the SCO member states in Tashkent.

During his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, focusing on the importance of political cooperation within the framework of the SCO, noted the further expansion of the coordination of foreign policy positions in the format of the "eight".

Sirojiddin Muhriddin also pointed to the importance of supporting initiatives aimed at strengthening the content of the socio-economic agenda of the SCO, as well as the integration of national strategies for sustainable development and development of the region. In this context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs mentioned the proposal of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon during the Dushanbe meeting regarding the development and adoption of the Economic Development Strategy of the SCO region until 2030.

During his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs focused on the issues of security in the SCO region and emphasized Tajikistan's determination to increase its contribution to collective efforts in this area. Sirojiddin Muhriddin emphasized the need to work on joint actions to develop a single list of terrorist, extremist and separatist organizations within the framework of the SCO, whose activities are prohibited on the territory of the member states.

During the meeting, they also discussed the process of preparation for the meeting of the Council of Heads of the SCO member states (Samarkand, September 15-16, 2022), as well as the draft agenda and the list of documents to be submitted for signing as a result of the upcoming summit.

The leaders of the delegations exchanged views on important regional and international issues and discussed the process of negotiations on the request of the states for the status of a member of the SCO. The parties adopted as a basis the draft Declaration of Samarqand of the heads of the SCO member states and other documents submitted for consideration by the heads of states.

As a result of the meeting of the Council of Ministers, 16 decisions were signed.

By the way, the ministers of foreign affairs of the SCO member states were received by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev on the eve of the meeting.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan