On 5 November 2017, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov had a meeting with Vice Governor of the Yunnan Province Cheng Shung as well as representatives of the provincial administration and municipal administration of the city of Kunming.
The officials discussed preparations for the SCO-2017 Marathon and further cooperation between the Yunnan administration and the SCO Secretariat.
Mr Cheng Shung confirmed that Kunming was ready to receive the participants in and guests of the SCO-2017 Marathon and underscored that the heads of Yunnan Province attached special importance to this large-scale international event held within the framework of China's SCO chairmanship.
The Secretary-General expressed gratitude for close cooperation and certainty that this important joint cultural and athletic event in the life of the SCO would be a success.
The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The SCO's Second International Marathon will be held in Kunming on New Year's Eve, 31 December 2017.