Kazakh Prime Minister took part in a meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government in Bishkek
Today in Bishkek Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev took part in a meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government, which addressed the issues of multilateral cooperation and further SCO development.
B.Sagintayev at his speech touched on issues of multilateral trade and economic cooperation, implementation of joint infrastructural projects, food security, and environmental protection of SCO member states.
According to Kazakh Prime Minister, to strengthen further cooperation there is a need to fulfill an action plan for 2016-2020 on implementing the SCO development strategy approved by the SCO Council of Heads of Government in Tashkent, June 2016.
B.Sagintayev reminded on hosting EXPO 2017 international exhibition in Astana on Future Energy and expressed readiness of Kazakhstan to provide maximum assistance in placing the SCO section in the international organizations pavilion.
The Prime Minister also raised the issue of expanding the SCO. As is known, Astana hosts SCO Summit of Heads of Government on June 8-9, 2017, where the procedure of India and Pakistans entry to the SCO will be completed with signing of relevant documents.
The meeting was concluded with signing a number of documents.
At the meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State, June 2016, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that India and Pakistans entry to the SCO marks a new stage of development of the organization, reflecting its growing authority and role at the international stage.
With new countries entry, the SCO will unite over 60% of Eurasian territory, 45% of the worlds population, over 19% of world GDP. More than a year ago, I initiated the establishment of joint Eurasian economic space. The key element here is the infrastructural association of Eurasian nodal points by reviving historic routes of the Silk Road, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
It will be recalled that Prime Minister arrived a day before in Bishkek to take part in a meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government. B.Sagintayev held bilateral meetings with Acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Zheenbekov, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan A.Abdullah, and took part in a meeting of President of Kyrgyzstan with SCO Heads of Government.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan