MOSCOW, April 24 (Itar-Tass) — Problems of regional security and struggle with international terrorism dominate the agenda of a conference of Defense Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization /SCO/, who are getting together in Beijing.
Russia is represented by Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
“During the visit to Beijing we also hope to effectuate a number of bilateral meetings with SCO defense ministers and China’s top leaders,” Lieutenant Colonel Irina Kovalchuk, the Defense Ministry spokeswoman told reporters.
Besides, Serdyukov and other fellow ministers will raise the problems of counteraction to international drugs trafficking and the organization of a joint exercise on the ice.
Upon the results of the conference, its participants will sign a communiquй, Lt Col Kovalchuk said.