16:54 GMT13 July 2020
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    Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Rashid Alimov said that the upcoming summit in the Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent will bring the cooperation within the organization to a new level, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    TASHKENT (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Alimov held a meeting with the Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov in Beijing.

    "SCO General Secretary stressed that the current presidency of Uzbekistan and the documents that are expected to be signed during the upcoming Council meeting of the heads of the [SCO] member states in Tashkent should become a milestone in the 15-year history of the organization and bring multilateral cooperation to a new level," the statement published on Tuesday read.

    Tashkent will host the SCO summit on June 23-24.

    The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance that includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Rashid Alimov, Uzbekistan
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