Meeting with Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan
SCO Secretary-General meets with Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan in Astana

On 18 April 2017, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met in Astana with Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov.

During the meeting, the Minister of National Economy said that Kazakhstan traditionally supports the substantive content of economic and trade cooperation within the SCO and intends to give an additional impetus to this work under its SCO Presidency.

Mr Suleimenov also welcomed the opening of a special SCO pavilion at EXPO 2017 and expressed full support of Kazakhstan's launching of "a new platform for cooperation" — the SCO Economic Forum.

Mr Alimov expressed his gratitude to Kazakhstan for promoting trade and economic cooperation within the SCO, shared his impressions from touring EXPO 2017 pavilions under construction, and expressed hope that the SCO pavilion at the EXPO will attract a large number of visitors.