On September 15-16, the events of the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the city of Samarkand.
The summit will be attended by the leaders of the SCO Member States – the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the observer states to the Organization – the Republic of Belarus, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mongolia.
The Presidents of the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Armenia, as well as the heads of the United Nations and other authoritative international and regional organizations are invited as the honorary guests.
In accordance with the agenda of the Samarkand Summit, the topical issues of further expanding the multilateral cooperation, the practical aspects and priority tasks of the SCO development will be considered. There will be an exchange of views on the international and regional issues.
As a result, it is planned to adopt a solid package of documents to expand the Organization’s activities and deepen the regional cooperation in the priority areas.
It should be noted that the upcoming meeting will be the first face-to-face meeting of the SCO leaders in the last three years after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
This event will also complete the Uzbekistan’s chairmanship in the Organization, within which more than 80 major events have been held.