On 1 December 2017, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov had talks with UNESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar on the sidelines of the Meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council.
Shamshad Akhtar spoke highly of the accomplishments in the economic and cultural sectors during Russia's Chairmanship in the SCO Heads of Government Council, and noted a high level of the meeting's organisation and traditional hospitality.
During the meeting, the parties discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation between the SCO and ESCAP in a wide range of areas. The meeting participants also discussed next steps to fulfil the Agreement on International Road Transport Facilitation.
The parties agreed to continue close working contacts.
The conversation took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere.