Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 1
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The next meeting of the Council of National Coordinators (CNC) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states will be held on February 2-5 in Beijing, said the Uzbek Foreign Ministry Feb. 1.
Practical issues on the preparations for the summit of the heads of states, meetings of other statutory bodies of the SCO member states are on the agenda of the CNC's meeting.
CNC coordinates the organization's current activities, the interaction of ministries and departments of the SCO member states.
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.