Beijing hosted SCO CFM meeting

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April 25, 2018

Beijing hosted SCO CFM meeting

On April 24, 2018, a delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov took part in the regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in Beijing.

Heads of ministries of foreign affairs of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the SCO Secretary-General and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure discussed the course of preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the organization in Qingdao.

The ministers approved the draft Qingdao Declaration of the Heads of States, which establishes commitment of member states to expanding multifaceted interaction based on goals and principles outlined in the SCO Charter, as well as reflects consolidated positions on current international and regional issues.

The draft Program of Cooperation of the SCO member states in combating terrorism, separatism and extremism for 2019-2021 and other documents were also considered and approved.

The sides exchanged views on current international issues and the situation in the region.

Following the meeting, decisions were taken aimed at further developing multilateral cooperation in various fields.

On April 23, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping received the heads of delegations, participating in the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers.