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Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference in Uzbekistan

www.worldbulletin.net
29 November 2013

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic and military organization founded in 2001, will hold its conference in the Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent, on Friday.

The Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said the following prime ministers from their respective countries would attend the conference: Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev, Chinese Prime minister Li Keqiang, Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Ahmedov, Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Jantoroo Satibaldiyev, Tajikistan Prime Minister Kahir Rasulzade, and Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Senior executives such as the SCO Secretary General Dmitriy Mezentsev, and Director Zhang Xinfeng of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Counter-terrorism Structure will also attend the conference.

Uzbek-Chinese relations under spotlight

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) summit.

Uzbekistan President Islam Kerimov noted the relations between the two countries were developing steadily, and that constantly developing relations with China are highly valued.

An Uzbek-Chinese business forum was also held within the premier's visit in Tashkent.

The two countries discussed the issues on the development of the forum. Several bilateral agreements between Uzbek and Chinese companies were also signed.

Uzbekistan PM: 'I stand by Kyrgyzstan's path to stability' 

Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev said he stands by his neighboring country Kyrgyzstan in its path to developing into a stable country.

Mirziyoyev and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiev will both attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's conference on Friday.

The prime ministers will sign an agreement on their joint borders, on which a border barrier was built in 1999 to prevent terrorist infiltration.

Emphasizing that the conference will be a good opportunity to discuss the perspectives and challenges of neighboring Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Mirziyoyev said barriers to cooperation should be overcome.

Mirziyoyev said the respective populations of the two neighboring countries, which share the same culture and religion, have lived in peace side by side for hundreds of years. Satybaldiev underlined that both he and his country Uzbekistan are ready for a constructive dialogue, concerning all areas.