Chairman of the ACIG Supervisory Board Viktor Tolmachev takes part in the SCO Summit 2013
On September 13-14, 2013, Bishkek (the Kyrgyz Republic) hosted the Summit of the Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-2013. More than 1200 people came to Bishkek in official delegations. Specialized institutes of the United Nations Organization and the SOC observer states send their representatives to take part in the event at the high political level. Chairman of the ACIG Group of Companies Viktor Tolmachev took part in the summit as an official partner for the dialog with the SCO Business Council.
At the meeting, such issues as establishment of a bank and a fund for the development of the SCO states, expansion of the SCO-UN and the SCO-OSCE cooperation, as well as cooperation with the CIS regional organizations, the Eurasian Economic Community and the Collective Security Treaty Organization were discussed. The SCO Summit was also marked with the adoption of the Bishkek Declaration and the Action Plan for 2013-2017.
"Today emerging economic markets in Asia possess great development capacity, and extension of cooperation between the SCO member states is an important aspect of strengthening organization in the global context. Discussion of the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation within the framework of this summit contributes to a deeper integration in the manufacturing sector at both supranational and sub-regional levels", Viktor Tolmachev noted in his speech.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a regional international organization founded in 2001 by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan have the status of observer states. Representatives of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan take part in the SCO meetings as guests. The status of dialog partners has been provided to Belarus, Sri Lanka and Turkey.