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NEWS AND EVENTS
October 24, 2013
Meeting of Ministers of SCO Member States
The twelfth meeting of the external trade and economy ministers of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO ) took place in Tashkent on October 23.

The meeting was attended by the heads of foreign economic and trade ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the People\'s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, as well as the SCO Deputy Secretary-General A.Nosirov and the Executive Secretary of the SCO Business Council S.Kanavsky.

During the meeting that took place in a constructive and friendly atmosphere, a wide range of issues on further development and deepening of regional economic cooperation within the SCO framework, reports were heard by heads of the delegations on the status and prospects of trade and economic cooperation in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, by the SCO Secretariat on the implementation of the Programme of multilateral Trade and economic Cooperation of the SCO Member States and the list of actions for further development of the project activities within the SCO framework for the period 2012-2016. The activities of the Business Council and Interbank Consortium for 2012-2013 were also discussed.

The participants of the event noted that, since the eleventh meeting of the Ministers, held on November 13, 2012 in Bishkek, considerable work on the implementation of the agreements, reached during the meeting of the Heads of States and Heads of Governments of the SCO Member States in the field of trade, economic and investment cooperation has been carried out.

In order to develop multilateral economic and investment cooperation, the parties agreed to consistently carry out practical work to implement the Action Plan for implementation of the Program of Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the SCO Member States and the list of actions for further development of the project activities within the SCO framework for the period 2012-2016, with priority attention to investment projects in specific areas of cooperation.

The parties agreed to submit the following documents to the next Council of Heads of Government of the SCO Member States, to be held on 28-29 November 2013 in Tashkent: the Agreement between the Governments of the SCO Member States on the creation of favorable conditions for international road transport, a report of the SCO Secretariat on the implementation of program of Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the SCO member states.

Following the meeting, a Protocol was signed by the heads of delegations of the SCO member states.

(Source: UzA Information Agency)


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