TASHKENT, November 29. /TASS/. Uzbekistan’s delegation led by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov will take part in the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s member-states in Sochi on November 30-December 1, the Foreign Ministry’s press service said on Wednesday.
"The heads of governments of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will exchange views on the current situation in the region and the world and discuss a broad range of issues of further economic and humanitarian cooperation in the framework of the SCO," the press service said.
The summit will be also attended by the representatives of the SCO observer states - Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, and also heads of the Secretariat, the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, the Business Council, the SCO interbank group and some international and regional organizations.
The Declaration on the Establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was inked in China’s Shanghai in June 2001 by six founding states - Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. On June 9, 2017 India and Pakistan became full-fledged members of the SCO.
Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia currently enjoy observer status while Sri Lanka, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners.