Vladimir Putin held a video convention with the Shanghai Cooperation Group (SCO), the Overseas Ministers of the Member States.
September 9, 2020, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Area
Russian President Vladimir Putin: Colleagues, associates,
I wish to welcome the heads of the overseas coverage departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Member States.
On the SCO Overseas Ministers’ Assembly, members plan to debate a variety of points on additional improvement of cooperation within the political, financial and social spheres and to trade views on pressing worldwide and regional points.
The worldwide coronavirus epidemic, I wish to word within the context of the Russian presidency [in the SCO] The SCO has tried to do every part to work effectively and with out dropping its velocity.
Naturally, we needed to set our presidential actions plan: there have been not more than 90 deliberate occasions. Nonetheless, I imagine that vital work has been achieved and that SCO cooperation has been strengthened in key areas.
The company performs an vital function in sustainable improvement in Eurasia in making certain peace and safety. Engaged on the rules of equality and mutual concern for everybody’s pursuits, we search to conduct a joint seek for methods to handle in the present day’s world challenges, and we preserve overseas coverage coordination, together with the UN and different worldwide locations.
The SCO has proven the power to reply rapidly to new extreme challenges. We’re making concerted efforts to alleviate the political, enterprise, financial and social impacts of the coronavirus epidemic.
To reiterate, the safety scenario in Eurasia and neighboring areas nonetheless wants particular consideration from the SCO aspect. The scenario in Afghanistan is tense, and conflicts within the Center East and North Africa proceed unabated. Terrorism is a critical menace and drug trafficking, organized crime and cyber crime are on the rise.
There’s far more to be performed within the type of beforehand agreed mutual transactions into nationwide currencies, with the intention to broaden communication between the SCO nations in financial cooperation, construct technical partnerships and create widespread transport and logistics infrastructure.
On this and different promising areas, I imagine you will need to contain the Enterprise Council, the Interbank Consortium, the Regional Leaders Discussion board, and the SCO Youth Council.
In the meantime, it’s gratifying to know that different nations and worldwide organizations are extra keen on working with the SCO. We’ve obtained 16 requests to affix our group as member states, observers or dialog companions. It illustrates the facility our group has internationally.
The assembly of overseas ministers has historically been the ultimate step within the preparation of a gathering of the SCO heads, which is used to finish the presidency of the Russian group and hand it over to Tajikistan.
As , because of an infectious illness scenario, sadly, we had been unable to carry a gathering of the heads of state councils scheduled for early July. We’re working to maintain it on-line in November. On the forthcoming Summit, I’m assured that we can considerably and businessly talk about methods to broaden complete cooperation inside the SCO.
I wish to take this chance to convey my finest needs to the leaders of your nations.
In closing, I want you a productive job. You should have partaking and helpful discussions in Moscow and I hope that the choices you make will assist strengthen partnerships and cooperation within the broader area of the Shanghai Cooperation Group.
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