SCO heads of ministries and  depts meet in Tashkent



TASHKENT: the Third Meeting of Heads of Ministries and Departments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States responsible for Environmental Protection Issues was held in Tashkent under the chairmanship of the Uzbek side.

The Meeting was attended in a hybrid format by heads and representatives of ministries and departments of the SCO Member States responsible for environmental issues (Republic of India, Republic of Kazakhstan, People’s Republic of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Uzbekistan) and the SCO Secretariat.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Narzullo Oblomuradov, Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection

At the beginning of the Meeting, the heads of delegations made reports on the state and prospects for the development of cooperation in the field of environmental protection of the SCO Member States.

The sides exchanged views on the implementation of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Concept of Cooperation of the SCO Member States in the Field of Environmental Protection for the period 2022-2024, approved at the SCO Summit on September 17, 2021 in Dushanbe.

The parties approved the Program of Joint Creation of the SCO Platform for the Exchange of Environmental Information and recommended its approval.

The dates and venue of the next, Fourth Meeting of the Heads of ministries and departments of the SCO Member States responsible for Environmental Issues in 2023 will be agreed additionally through the SCO Secretariat.