On 14 January 2018, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov had a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to the People's Republic of China Friedrich Stift.
During their conversation, the officials exchanged opinions concerning the current situation in the region as well as in the world. The talks also focused on the main issues of the regional agenda.
Mr Stift praised SCO's efforts to maintain regional security and stability and noted the Organisation's special contribution to expanded multilateral cooperation.
At the Ambassador's request, the SCO Secretary-General briefed Mr Stift on how the preparations for the SCO Heads of State Council meeting in China were going and also spoke about the SCO Secretariat's short-term plans as well as the main activities, including those at international organisations' venues, including UN agencies in Vienna.
The conversation passed in a constructive atmosphere.