Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 29
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Nuriddin Ubaydullaev, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the People's Republic of China, has been appointed Uzbekistan's permanent representative to the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Uzbek foreign ministry said.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was established in 2001. It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. The SCO includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
It was decided to start the admission procedure of India and Pakistan to the SCO during a meeting of SCO member-states in June 2015.
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey, Sri Lanka are the SCO dialogue partners. Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia, Belarus are the SCO observer-countries.
The SCO chairmanship passed from Russia to Uzbekistan in July 2015. Tashkent summit's conducting is scheduled for June 23-24, 2016.