SCO Council of National Coordinators in Moscow discuss draft documents for upcoming SCO summit

SCO Council of National Coordinators

On 4-9 September 2020, the SCO Council of National Coordinators met in Moscow under Russia's chairmanship. SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov delivered his opening remarks.

The participants discussed a large package of documents included on the agenda of the SCO Foreign Ministers Council Meeting scheduled to take place in Moscow on 10 September. They held in-depth discussions on the essential topics of the upcoming SCO summit and coordinated the drafts of the final documents and decisions that will be submitted to the Heads of State Council.

The national coordinators exchanged views on the draft documents aimed at strengthening the SCO countries' interaction in the development of remote and rural areas in the digital era, the improvement of road transport management, legal assistance and liaison in civil and criminal cases.

They coordinated the heads of state's statements on the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazism in WWII, on cooperation in the field of international information security, and on combating drug trafficking and the proliferation of terrorist and extremist ideologies, including online.

The coordinators focused on the draft of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the SCO Development Strategy until 2025.

They paid special attention to the further development of the SCO's international ties. In this connection they discussed the draft memorandums on cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Eurasian Economic Commission and the International Road Transport Union (IRU).

The national coordinators also discussed the current SCO activities and the decisions they adopted were included into the meeting's final protocol.