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SCO Defense Ministers discuss extension of military cooperation

26 June 2013

Defense Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s member states met today in Bishkek, Information Department of the Defense Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

According to the department, representatives of Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan took part in the meeting. They discussed issues of cooperation in the current international and regional situation, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field of defense and security, summed up cooperation results for 2012-2013 and approved the plan for 2014-2015.

The members of the meeting unanimously noted the need to consolidate efforts of defense ministries to jointly counter new challenges and threats, and also recognized the desirability of further joint Peace Mission anti-terror military exercise. The meeting was followed by adoption of a joint communique.