On January 28, 2016, in Beijing, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is in China on a working visit, met with the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Rashid Alimov.
The Minister congratulated R.Alimov with the assumption of the Secretary General and noted the important role of the SCO Secretariat in further development of cooperation among member states within the Organization.
The Secretary General praised the ongoing consistently working under the presidency of Uzbekistan to achieve the goals and objectives of the SCO, enshrined in its Charter and other fundamental documents.
During the meeting, it was noted that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has become an influential international organization, playing a significant role in world politics, since its inception in 2001. With the efforts of the Member States, multifaceted cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport and communications, cultural and humanitarian fields are being carried out.
The sides discussed practically the preparation for the next meeting of the Council of Heads of States in June 2016, Tashkent, and other main events of the SCO for the current year.