PRESIDENCY OF UZBEKISTAN IN SCO
March 22, 2016
SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM WITH NEPAL ON THE DIALOGUE PARTNER STATUS
On March 22, 2016, in Beijing, at the Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in accordance with the decision of the Ufa Summit of the SCO Heads of Member States it was signed a Memorandum on granting the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal the status of dialogue partner of the SCO.
The document was signed by the Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Rashid Alimov and the Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shankar Bairagi in the presence of the heads of diplomatic missions, as well as the permanent representatives of the SCO Member States to the Secretariat.
The memorandum takes into consideration the cooperation between the SCO and Nepal in promoting regional security and stability, combating terrorism, extremism, separatism, countering illicit drug production and trafficking, also cooperation in the field of investment trade, energy and other areas.
The Memorandum is signed for an indefinite period of time and entered into force on the date of signature.
The Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli attended the ceremony.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)