SCO heads of state highly estimate last round-date summit

Kazakhstan Materials 16 June 2006 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

(Kazakhstan today) - The SCO heads of state highly estimated the last summit , Kazakhstan Today reports citing "Novosti" RIA.

"We have agreed at the summit to improve the organisation-building activities, to enhance co-operation on concrete projects, to expand exchanges and interaction with the observers both within the organisation and with international entities," - Hu Jintao, Chairman of PRC, said, reports Trend.

"China will continue to work with all sides on development of the SCO, on turning the region into a region of peace, joint development, and prosperity. The summit was a total success," he stressed.

Hu Jintao highly estimated the SCO achievements in confidence-building measures, security, economy, culture, and international affairs.

The head of PRC also said that the next SCO summit was going to be held in Kyrgyzstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, said that the summit had "a historical significance." According to him, the SCO in the last five years has become an influential international organisation and an independent, trustworthy partner in Central Asia.

Mr. Nazarbayev highly estimated the support of a Kazakhstani candidacy for the SCO chairmanship by the SCO heads of state.

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan, called the summit "another fruitful step on the way of the SCO development."

"We are proud that Kyrgyzstan is becoming a chairing country in the SCO, but we also perceive a high responsibility," - Mr. Bakiyev said adding that his republic was going to do everything possible to provide a success for the organisation activities in the current year.

Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan, also stated that the SCO had become "an important factor of the modern politics. We are going to strengthen the organisation, provide a balance of interests on the basis of mutually beneficial co-operation."

Emomali Rakhmonov, President of Tajikistan, observed that "further development of the SCO promotes peace, harmony, and stability in the region, improvement of the living standard."