On 4 April 2017, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met with Kazakh Defence Minister Saken Zhasuzakov, in Astana.
The parties discussed preparations for the regular meeting of SCO Defence Ministers, scheduled for 6-7 June 2017 in Astana.
Mr Alimov and Mr Zhasuzakov noted the impressive level of cooperation between the security agencies of the SCO member states. The SCO region owes its current stability to this cooperation.
They held a detailed exchange of opinions on furthering multilateral cooperation to counter regional and global challenges and threats.
The Secretary-General has arrived in Kazakhstan to attend a regular meeting of the SCO National Security Council Secretaries due on 5-6 April 2017, during Kazakhstan's year as SCO president. The meeting is one in a series of events scheduled in the run-up to the SCO Summit in Astana in June 2017.