On 15 and 16 March, Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, hosted the ninth meeting of experts from ministries and agencies of the SCO member-countries responsible for environmental protection.
The experts discussed a draft SCO Concept for Cooperation in Environmental Protection.
The participants in the meeting exchanged views on the relevant sections of the Action Plan for 2016-2025 to implement the SCO Development Strategy until 2025 and the List of Events for the Further Development of Project Cooperation within the SCO for 2017-2021.
The ministries and agencies of the SCO member-countries responsible for environmental protection have held their expert meetings since 2005. Their main aim is to draft proposals on expanding cooperation under the Programme of Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the SCO Member-States and to upgrade the SCO legal framework.