PRESIDENCY OF UZBEKISTAN IN SCO
June 21, 2016
ALL SCO LEADERS TO ATTEND TASHKENT SUMMIT
A jubilee session of the Council of the heads of the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in Tashkent on 23-24 June 2016 under chairmanship of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambaev, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon confirmed their participation in the summit.
The observer states will be represented by President of Afghanistan Ashraf Gani, President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko, President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdimuhammedov will be special guest of the summit.
The SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov and director of Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti Terrorism Structure Yevgeniy Sisoyev, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and representatives of the CIS, CSTO and ASEAN will also take part in the summit.
According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, about 1,000 representatives of the SCO states, international organizations and mass media will arrive in Tashkent to participate in the event.
Upcoming jubilee summit will be dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the SCO. The SCO leaders will discuss issues of further deepening multilateral and mutual beneficial cooperation within the SCO, as well as exchange opinion on actual regional and international problems.
Tashkent declaration of the 15th anniversary of the SCO will be main document of the summit, which will assess activities of the SCO in the last 15 years, agree approaches to perspectives of development of the SCO, as well as positions to current international and regional situation.
SCO leaders will approve action plan for 2016-2020 to realization of the strategy on SCO development till 2025 and some other documents, directed at developing the SCO and strengthening cooperation among the member states.
The summit will wrap up presidency of Uzbekistan in the SCO, within which significant work on further improving activities of the SCO, deepening interaction within the organization in the spheres of politics, security, economy and humanitarian relations were carried out.