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MOSCOW, July 5 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in a meeting of the Council of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states due to be held in Kyrgyzstan on July 13, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
The participants in the meeting will focus on elaborating of an agenda for the SCO summit in Bishkek scheduled for September 13, 2013, the diplomat said.
“The ministers will discuss a draft Bishkek Declaration and a package of documents, which will be submitted to the Council of the SCO heads of state,” he said.
“Among the aforesaid documents will be an action plan for 2013-2017 for the implementation of the Treaty on long-term good neighbourhood, friendship and cooperation between the SCO member-countries,” Lukashevich said. “Besides, the participants in the meeting will hear a report of the SCO Secretary General, report of the Council of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure and some other documents,” he added.
“The ministers will exchange views on the most pressing foreign policy issues of the regional and international agenda,” the diplomat said. “They plan to pay a special attention to the regional security issues in the context of Afghanistan’s developments, as well as the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear program, the situation in Syria and in the Middle East as a whole,” the Russian Foreign Ministry official representative added.