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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Head of State met with Heads of Delegation within the 12th Meeting of Secretaries of Security Councils of SCO Countries

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We empathize with all citizens of Russia in connection with the incident in St. Petersburg. It means that terrorism and extremism have no borders, risks and threats remain. In this regard, the heads of state pay special attention to the work of the secretaries of the security councils,” the President of Kazakhstan said.

The head of state drew attention to the importance of strengthening the existing mechanisms of cooperation and the regulatory framework of the SCO.

Nursultan Nazarbayev also noted the positive results of the work done by the SCO member states to strengthen economic and political ties. In addition, the President of Kazakhstan dwelled on individual tasks of the organization.

“These are coordinated actions of the participating countries on all issues. Currently, the SCO Convention on Counteracting Extremism and the SCO Statement on Joint Counteractions to International Terrorism are under consideration. It is necessary to complete the coordination of these documents in a short time,” the Head of State stressed.

Nursultan Nazarbayev stated that at the Astana summit of the SCO, India and Pakistan will be accepted as full members of the organization, which will give an additional impetus to strengthening cooperation in Asia.

“It is necessary to expand cooperation of the SCO with international and regional structures – the UN, CSTO, CICA. We believe that this will also affect the further development of the organization,” the President of Kazakhstan said.

The head of state stressed that Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018 makes a significant contribution to the strengthening of international peace and security. In particular, efforts are noted for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Secretaries of the security councils of Kazakhstan – V. Zhumakanov, Kyrgyzstan – T. Djumakadirov, Russia – N. Patrushev, Uzbekistan – V. Makhmudov, of Tajikistan – A. Kakharov, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Secretary General of the SCO R. Alimov, Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Antiterrorist Structure of the SCO Y.Sysoev.

The Astana Security Council event is held within the framework of Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the SCO and is an important stage in preparation for the meeting of the Council of Heads of the SCO member states scheduled in June this year.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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