Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek is getting ready to host forthcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.
Bishkek hosted last SCO Summit in September 2013—- around six year ago. SCO has taken a worthy place among authoritative international organizations since then and has become an important factor in ensuring security and sustainable development of interstate relations.
Before the summit of the heads of the SCO member states, which will be held in June in Bishkek, there would be several meetings in Bishkek in connection with SCO activities.
Meeting of Defense Ministers of SCO member states was held in Bishkek on April 30 to discuss problems of international and regional security and to exchange views on topical issues and outlined promising areas of cooperation for the coming period.
Four documents were signed during this meeting including the Protocol on amendments to the agreement between the SCO member states on joint military exercises; Protocol of the meeting of Defense Ministers of the SCO countries; Joint Communiqué on the results of the meeting of SCO Ministers of Defense; Plan of cooperation of Defense Ministries of the SCO countries for 2020-2021.
A Media Forum would also be held in last week of May to share insight of media for making SCO more productive organisation for member states.
Recently Secretary General of SCO Vladimir Norov met with President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov and both discussed arrangements for SCO Summit in Bishkek.