President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received members of the session of
Foreign Ministers Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
at Oqsaroy residence on May 22.
The current meeting of the council sums up all the preparatory work and
defines the documents that would be included in the agenda of the
upcoming SCO summit. Signing of these documents will serve to further
development of the organization, President Islam Karimov said.
At the meeting in Oqsaroy, preparation to the SCO
Heads of States Council session, scheduled for 10-11 June in Tashkent,
considered. Besides, important issues of strengthening regional security
The President of Uzbekistan drew the attention to the importance of
optimization and improvement of mechanisms of adopting decisions by
structures of the SCO.
The meeting participants, in their turn, stressed the importance of the
efforts of Uzbekistan in increasing the SCO authority
and expansion of economic cooperation in the region.
The active position of Uzbekistan in defining the SCO
development strategy and on a wide range of modern world policy issues
positive results, the guests said.
One of the important results of Uzbekistan's activity during its
in the SCO was unanimous adoption of the UN General
Assembly Resolution on cooperation between the UN and the SCO, as well
as signing of a Joint declaration on cooperation
between the UN and SCO secretariats. These documents
defined the legal bases and prospects of the two organizations'
The heads of the SCO foreign ministries' delegations
sincerely thanked President of Uzbekistan for warm reception and
confidence that the upcoming SCO summit in Tashkent
would be held on the highest level.