SAMARKAND, 16 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived at the Congress Center in Samarkand to participate in an extended-participation meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BelTA has learned.
The leaders of the SCO member states already held a one-on-one meeting. These are China, Russia, India, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The parties exchanged views on topical regional and international issues in light of the political and economic situation in the region.
The extended-participation format implies the participation of heads of observer states, including Belarus, and distinguished guests. In his speech the head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko will take part in an extended-participation meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council. The president will outline Belarus' priorities for cooperation in the SCO, including taking into account the country's bid to accede the organization as a full member. Topical international issues will be also on the agenda of the summit.