On 10 May 2023, the fourth Meeting of SCO Heads of Railway Administrations took place in a hybrid format in New Delhi, India, under the chairpersonship of the Indian side.
During the meeting, the heads of the delegations discussed the implementation of the final resolutions of the third meeting (18 August 2021, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan) and the development and improvement of multimodal transport and modern logistics centres.
The parties considered priority areas for the construction of new railway lines connecting the SCO member states, as well as measures taken by the SCO railway administrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SCO Secretariat was represented by Deputy Secretary-Geeral Sohail Khan. He stressed that the relevance of the initiatives from the SCO member states in railway transport and noted the importance of coordinated work in overcoming the consequences of the pandemic to restore stable operations, as well as in the processes of updating and digitalising the industry.
Following the meeting, the Work Plan of the Meeting of the Heads of SCO Railway Administrations for 2023-2025 was adopted, the draft Action Plan for the Implementation of the Concept of Interaction between SCO Railway Administrations until 2025, and the draft Initiative Council of the SCO Heads of Government (prime-ministers) to promote the quality and sustainable development of international rail transport in the SCO Member States were all approved and the protocols signed.