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Sixth SCO PMs Meeting opens in Uzbekistan


    TASHKENT, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The sixth Meeting of Prime Ministers of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convened here on Friday afternoon.

    At the annual meeting, the prime ministers pledged to implement the Treaty on Long-term Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, the consensus and agreements reached at the SCO summit held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in August, and realization of economic and cultural cooperation.

    The six heads of government are Ukzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Kyrgyz Acting Prime Minister Almaz Atambayev, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov and Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov.

    Representatives from the four SCO observer nations, namely Pakistan, Mongolia, Iran and India, and those from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, also attended the meeting.

    The SCO is a regional organization founded in June 2001.

    Source: Xinhua

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