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    This year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Uzbekistan may consider the creation of a Russia-Mongolia-China economic corridor on the sidelines, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

    ULAN BATOR (Sputnik) – The Uzbek capital of Tashkent hosts the six-member military, economic and political alliance’s next summit on June 23-24.

    "We consider it important to make efforts to implement the ‘roadmap’ of cooperation between the three countries, as well as the rapid completion of the program to create the economic corridor between Russia, Mongolia and China, which could be put to the approval of the leaders on the sidelines of the SCO summit," Lavrov said in a speech at the Mongolian Foreign Ministry.

    The heads of three states endorsed a roadmap of trilateral cooperation at a meeting in the Russian city of Ufa in July 2015. Lavrov said earlier on Thursday that its working group was finalizing the program for the establishment of the economic corridor.


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