Prime Minister attends SCO meeting of Heads of Government Council

2021-11-29 14:05:14

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On November 25, Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene took part in a meeting of the Heads of Government Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, organized in an online format by Kazakhtsan.

The meeting was attended by Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Head of the President’s Administration of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zhaparov, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of Mongolia Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, and First Vice President of Iran Mohammad Mokhber, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

At the meeting, the parties exchanged views on implementation of the SCO Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation Program, and prospects and measures to deepen trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the SCO member states. Moreover, they reviewed 2020-2021 activities of the SCO Business Council and the Interbank Consortium and discussed the SCO budget for 2022.

L. Oyun-Erdene, Prime Minister of Mongolia, which has SCO observer status, delivered remarks. In his remarks, the PM expressed Mongolia's readiness to actively cooperate with the regional countries to build a large energy complex based on its rich solar and wind resources in the Gobi, and to host relevant meetings and events in the country. Moreover, he stated that the country is willing to collaborate with SCO member and observer countries to forward strategic development projects with high economic efficiency, outlined in the Mongolia-Russia-China Economic Corridor Program, and implement agricultural and regional tourism development projects relied on the projects abovementioned.

In the conclusion of the meeting, it was decided that China would chair the 2022 meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government.