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Russia: SCO DMs approve cooperation agreement for 2016 and 201700:51

Russia: SCO DMs approve cooperation agreement for 2016 and 2017

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
June 30, 2015 at 22:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

The defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) met in St. Petersburg, Tuesday to discuss global security issues as well as measures to strengthen cooperation within the alliance. "We have approved the cooperation plan for the period of 2016 and 2017. It comprises many events including cooperated drills as well as different events to strengthen the military component of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation," stated Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The current situation in Afghanistan was a priority topic, however practical response measures to the crises in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine were also high on the agenda. The defence ministries signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement for 2016-2017 after the meeting.

The gathering was attended by delegations from all SCO member states including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Russia: SCO DMs approve cooperation agreement for 2016 and 201700:51
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The defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) met in St. Petersburg, Tuesday to discuss global security issues as well as measures to strengthen cooperation within the alliance. "We have approved the cooperation plan for the period of 2016 and 2017. It comprises many events including cooperated drills as well as different events to strengthen the military component of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation," stated Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The current situation in Afghanistan was a priority topic, however practical response measures to the crises in the Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine were also high on the agenda. The defence ministries signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement for 2016-2017 after the meeting.

The gathering was attended by delegations from all SCO member states including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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