Uzbek delegation attends SCO consultations in Moscow

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- A delegation of Uzbekistan took part in the consultations of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Moscow, Russia, on 20 January 2017.

Before the consultations, the delegations of the SCO member states held meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Deputy Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discussed the practical issues of cooperation within the SCO framework in the context of the forthcoming enlargement of the organization.

The sides discussed priorities and practical measures for development of cooperation within the SCO framework in the fields of politics, security, economy and humanitarian spheres.

The SCO member states supported joint efforts in ensuring peace and stability, welfare and prosperity of the SCO.

The parties stated that the successful promotion of the process of enlargement, in particular the forthcoming admission of India and Pakistan as full members, will further enrich the multifaceted potential of equal cooperation, enhance the international role and authority of the SCO.

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