Foreign Minister Aslov meets Chinese President Xi Jinping​ ahead of SCO summit in Shandong

April 24, 2018 11:27

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DUSHANBE, 24.04.2018 /NIAT “Khovar”/. Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov here on Monday attended in a session of Chinese President Xi Jinping with foreign ministers of the SCO member states in Great Hall, Beijing.

A statement by the Tajik MFA Information Department indicated that the SCO foreign ministers, included Sirodjidin Aslov of Tajikistan, Kairat Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan, Erlan Abdyldayev of Kyrgyzstan, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Abdulaziz Kamilov of Uzbekistan, Sushma Swaraj of India, Wang Yi of China, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov and Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional took part in the session.

During the meeting, President Xi said the SCO members to remain true to their original aspiration and push cooperation in all areas.

It was the first formal meeting of SCO foreign ministers since the organization accepted Pakistan and India as its new members last year.

Since its establishment 17 years ago, the SCO has stood the test of the time and developed into a comprehensive regional organization with wide influence, Xi said.

The SCO has set a model for a new type of international relations with the characteristics of mutual respect, justice and win-win cooperation, he added.

Saying the SCO summit to be held in Qingdao, Shandong province, in June will be the first of its kind since the increase in SCO members, Xi told the senior diplomats that he hopes all sides will cooperate for its success.

China has successfully hosted more than 120 activities of the SCO since it assumed the rotating presidency of the organization, Xi said.

The current global and regional situation is complex, he said, with unstable and uncertain factors, and SCO members should make real efforts to meet the expectations of all nations.

China would like to make joint efforts with all SCO members to continue to support each other and offer SCO wisdom and SCO solutions, safeguard regional security cooperation, deepen Belt and Road cooperation and expand people-to-people exchanges, Xi said.

During the meeting, the foreign ministers of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, India and Pakistan made speeches. They spoke positively of the efforts that China has made to prepare the SCO summit.

The SCO should enhance coordination and cooperation on international and regional affairs, the senior diplomats said.

April 24, 2018 11:27

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