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13 May 2011
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Tajik Foreign Minister Khamrokhon Zarifi, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Islamov, Secretary General of the SCO Muratbek Imanaliyev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Tazhin, Ministerr of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Aide to the President on Internatinal Issues Nurlan Yermekbayev, and Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Anti-Terrorist Regional Structure  Dzhenisbek Dzhumanbekov participated in the meeting.

The sides discussed the issues of the forthcoming jubilee summit of the SCO member states in Astana.

“We are glad that President Nursultan Nazarbayev has received us today. We are of one mind that the upcoming SCO Astana Summit will become an important milestone in the development of this Organization. In order to hold this Summit Kazakhstan has done much and successful work. I am deeply confident that the upcoming Summit will ensure vitality and very successful future of this Organization. During the meeting Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized the need to boost cooperation within the SCO member states in such areas as security, economy and humanitarian shere. The foreign ministers agreed with the President. Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao is looking forward to participating in the SCO Astana Summit as well as to paying his state visit to Kazakhstan at the invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev,” Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi highlighted at a press briefing.

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