Uzbekistan, China boosting co-op within SCO
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 17
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
The Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is on a working trip in China, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met to mull topical issues of the Uzbek-Chinese relations, including the state and prospects of cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
During the meeting, the Chinese FM praised Uzbekistan's presidency at the SCO, said the Uzbek Foreign Ministry in a message issued March 17.
The foreign ministers of Uzbekistan and China also highlighted the mutual interest in successfully holding the meeting of the SCO council of heads of states in Tashkent, as well as other events as part of Uzbekistan's SCO presidency.
Uzbekistan took over the SCO presidency on July 11, 2015. The SCO summit will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on June 23-24, 2016.
The SCO was established in 2001. It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. The SCO members are China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.