ESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar visits the SCO Secretariat

ESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar visits the SCO Secretariat

On 29 May 2018, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met with Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), at the SCO Secretariat in Beijing.
The officials exchanged opinions on the possibilities for near-term cooperation between the SCO and ESCAP. Dr Shamshad Akhtar spoke about new possibilities for cooperation with the SCO in light of ESCAP's new responsibilities.
The SCO Secretary-General highlighted Dr Akhtar's personal contribution to stronger ties with the SCO and the positive results of cooperation between the SCO and ESCAP.
Rashid Alimov thanked Dr Shamshad Akhtar for an enduring friendship and productive interaction, as well as her attention to maintaining the dialogue with the SCO.
As an expression of his gratitude for cooperation and friendly ties, the SCO Secretary-General presented Dr Akhtar with a plum blossom scroll with his verses about cordial friendship and sincerity in human relations.
The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.