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Russia: Putin welcomes heads of SCO observer states to Ufa01:06

Russia: Putin welcomes heads of SCO observer states to Ufa

Russian Federation, Ufa
July 10, 2015 at 05:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the heads of state of countries with observer status to the 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Ufa, Friday.

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, and the president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj were among the leaders of states with observer status of the SCO who attended the summit.

Leaders of the SCO countries are expected to adopt the SCO Development Strategy towards 2025 and the Ufa Declaration at the summit. There are also plans to sign an intergovernmental agreement on border cooperation.

The 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) takes place on July 9 and 10 in Ufa and partially coincides with a meeting of the BRICS leaders.

Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have been discussing further cooperation between the countries of the bloc, namely within the context of the newly-formed New Development Bank (NDB).

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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the heads of state of countries with observer status to the 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Ufa, Friday.

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, and the president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj were among the leaders of states with observer status of the SCO who attended the summit.

Leaders of the SCO countries are expected to adopt the SCO Development Strategy towards 2025 and the Ufa Declaration at the summit. There are also plans to sign an intergovernmental agreement on border cooperation.

The 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) takes place on July 9 and 10 in Ufa and partially coincides with a meeting of the BRICS leaders.

Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have been discussing further cooperation between the countries of the bloc, namely within the context of the newly-formed New Development Bank (NDB).

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