Several documents inked within meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers Council

May 14. KAZINFORM. ALMATY

Yekaterina Ionova

Several documents inked within meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers CouncilA number of important documents has been signed within a regular session of the SCO Foreign Ministers Council in Almaty.

Decision on draft agenda of a session of the SCO Council of Heads of State dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Organization, decision of a list of documents which are proposed to be signed in the course of this session and decision on draft Astana declaration of the SCO 10th anniversary were taken.

The Anti-Drug Strategy of the Organization participating states, Actions Program on implementation of the Anti-Drug Strategy for 2011-2016, Memorandum on liabilities of the applicant state in order to obtain the status of the SCO member state were signed as well.

The session participants signed decision on the SCO Charter, memorandum of mutual understanding between the SCO Secretariat and UN Office on Drugs and Crime, approved a report of the SCO Secretary General on the Organization’s activity over the last year and etc.

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Issues of security in CA should remain in SCO attention field – Kazakh MFA

May 14. KAZINFORM. ALMATY

Yekaterina Ionova

The issues of security in Central Asia should remain in the attention field of the SCO.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov has said it at a regular session of the SCO Foreign Ministers Council.

According to him, a recent elimination of number one terrorist Osama bin Laden is success of the U.S.A., but not a victory over international terrorism. “Revanchist sentiments of followers of al-Qaida, Taliban and other terrorist and extremist organizations may trigger a new wave of terror,” he said.

“In our opinion, the Afghan situation will continue to maintain tension in the region, being the source of terrorism, extremism, illicit trafficking in drugs and weapons,” Y.Kazykhanov said.

Development of the situation in Afghanistan requires joint monitoring, the Minister considers. “In this context we suggest to exchange information every quarter in the line of the security councils, holding consultations between the SCO MFAs and observers on a regular basis with participation of representatives of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan”, the Minister resumed.

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I’m convinced Kazakhstan’s chairmanship made serious contribution to SCO development – SCO Sec Gen

May 14. KAZINFORM. ALMATY

Yelena Ilinskaya

The SCO welcomes its 10th anniversary as a dynamically developing, authoritative international organization.

SCO Secretary General Muratbek Imanaliyev has said at a press conference on results of a meeting of the SCO Foreign Ministers Council.

“I am convinced that the SCO anniversary summit which will be held in Astana on June 15 will take those decisions which will form a foundation of a new stage of development of our organization,” M.Imanaliyev said. He congratulated all participants of the session on its successful holding.

The Secretary General noted that the issues of political, economic cooperation and interaction between the member countries for the upcoming decade were considered.

“I am convinced that Kazakhstan’s chairmanship made serious contribution to the SCO development,” M.Imanaliyev stressed.

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