A wide range of issues on the development of bilateral relations as well as the forthcoming jubilee summit of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states in Astana was discussed during the meeting.
“At the meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev we talked about the course of preparations for the SCO summit to be held on June 15, in Astana in which the heads of the SCO member and observer state would participate. We hope that at the regular session of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held tomorrow we will be able to adopt all basic drafts of the document to be introduced to the presidents. The President of Kazakhstan agreed with such approach and expressed confidence that the jubilee SCO summit would mark the elaboration of new far-reaching plans to strengthen our cooperation in all spheres of the SCO activity, including the security, economic development, and humanitarian contacs. We will make efforts to implement this tough agenda in order to be well prepared for summit meeting on June, 15 in Astana,” Sergey Lavrov stressed at a press briefing.