Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

The Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall consider issues related to day-today activities of the Organisation, preparation of meetings of the Heads of State Council and holding of consultations on international problems within the Organisation. The Council may, as appropriate, make statements on behalf of SCO.

The Council shall generally meet one month prior to a meeting of the Heads of State Council. Extraordinary meetings of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall be convened on the initiative of at least two member states and upon consent of ministers of foreign affairs of all other member states. The venue of a regular or extraordinary meeting of the Council shall be determined by mutual agreement.

The Council shall be chaired by the minister of foreign affairs of the member state on whose territory the regular meeting of the Heads of State Council takes place, during the period starting from the date of the last ordinary meeting of the Heads of State Council to the date of the next ordinary meeting of the Heads of State Council.

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall represent the Organisation in its external contacts, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Council.