Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 24
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The foreign ministers of the SCO member-states discussed the organization's development strategy until 2025 at the Council's meeting, said Rashid Alimov, SCO secretary general.
Alimov made this statement at a press-conference following the meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers Council.
"The meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers Council is the last stage on the way to the jubilee summit," Alimov said. "The ministers fully coordinated the positions, discussed and approved the documents which they will propose for including in the agenda of the historic meeting of the presidents."
"The minister paid special attention to the draft action plan for the implementation of the SCO development strategy until 2025," Alimov said.
Alimov said that the document is a road map towards achieving a common goal to ensure the SCO's effective functioning, implement the measures on expansion of cooperation in the fight against three evils and modern challenges and threats, as well as work out concrete actions to further promote the regional economic cooperation and cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere.
Foreign ministers of the SCO member states, the SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov and the Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the SCO (RATS SCO) Eugene Sysoev are taking part in the meeting.
The SCO members are China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Turkey, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners.
The meeting of the Council of Heads of the SCO member-states will be held in Tashkent June 23-24.