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30-06-2015, 10:13

Tajik defense minister to attend SCO DM meeting in Russia


Avesta.Tj | 30.06.2015 | Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Mirzo will attend the meeting of defense chiefs of member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in St. Petersburg of Russia on Tuesday.

Mirzo will hold hold a number of bilateral talks with his ministerial counterparts from SCO states on sidelines of the session, the Tajik Defense Ministry said.

The delegations of all member states – Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the representatives of the Secretariat and the SCO's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure will attend the meeting.

According to a statement published on the Russian Defense Ministry website, the SCO defense ministers will sign the Cooperation plan of the ministries for 2016-2017, as well as to adopt a number of documents, which will allow to improve the cooperation level among the defense departments within the Organization.

The ministers will discuss issues of the international and regional security and a SCO's consolidated reaction to new challenges and threats,

The participants will pay special attention to practical activities aimed at the usage of the SCO forces and means to provide peace and stability in the region.

The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance, established in 2001.

Russia currently holds the rotating SCO presidency and will held the Organization's summit in Ufa, on July 9-10.