Kazakhstan chaired a meeting of a group of experts on preparations for the upcoming session of the SCO National Security Council Secretaries held at the SCO Secretariat in Beijing on 2-3 March 2017.
The experts discussed preparations for the 12th Meeting of the National Security Council Secretaries of the SCO member states, which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 5-6 April 2017, and coordinated the drafts of the meeting's final documents.
They also held a constructive exchange of opinions on the documents regarding stability and security in the SCO countries to be signed at the SCO summit in Astana in June.
The meetings of SCO National Security Council Secretaries, the first of which was held in 2004, are used to coordinate the SCO member states' cooperation in the area of security.
The Republic of Kazakhstan holds the rotating SCO Presidency in 2016-2017.