The new president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will arrive in Kazakhstan on the threshold of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. This is reported by "Ozodlik" agency.
"President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on June 8-9 will attend the next meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State in Astana (Kazakhstan). The leaders of the SCO countries are expected to discuss the current state and prospects for the further development of the organization, exchange views on topical issues of regional and international policy, will consider the issue of the presiding state for 2017-2018 years," the edition reports.
According to the agency, the procedure for accepting India and Pakistan as member states will be completed in Astana as a part of implementation of the decisions of the SCO Tashkent Summit.
"Shavkat Mirziyoyev will also participate in the opening of the international specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan and hold a number of bilateral meetings with the heads of foreign delegations," the report says.
Let us remind, after the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State, the Summit of the heads of the SCO member states will begin its work, which starts on EXPO opening day. In addition, the SCO pavilion will demonstrate the organization's contribution to improving the environment and supporting environmental programs. Also, as part of its participation in EXPO, the organization intends to hold an international marathon in Astana under the aegis of the SCO, as well as a joint meeting of the Interbank Association and the SCO Business Council.
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