General information about the SCO Secretariat

The SCO Secretariat, based in Beijing, is the main permanent executive body of the SCO. Bringing together the colourful and distinctive cultures of Central and South Asia, China and Russia it promotes mutual assistance and team spirit among staff and provides reliable support on the basis of a stable administrative system that has taken shape over 15 years.

The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General. Nominated by the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and approved by the Heads of State Council, the Secretary-General is appointed from among citizens of the SCO member states on a rotating basis in Russian alphabetical order for a single three-year term with no possibility of extension. Deputy Secretaries-General are nominated by the Council of National Coordinators and approved by the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Officials of the Secretariat are hired from among citizens of the SCO member states on the basis of quotas.

The SCO Secretariat coordinates the activity of the SCO and provides informational, analytical, legal, organisational and technical support.

The Secretariat coordinates the organisation's cooperation with observer states and dialogue partners in line with SCO regulatory and legal documents, works with states and international organisations on issues related to the organisation's activity, and concludes agreements to that end with the consent of the member states. The Secretariat also works with non-governmental organisations within the SCO framework in accordance with the legal documents regulating their activity. In addition, it organises and coordinates the activity of the SCO Observer Mission in presidential and/or parliamentary elections, as well as referendums.

The Secretariat holds regular briefings for representatives of print and internet media, prepares and publishes a news bulletin, and manages its website. With the consent of the member states and within budgetary limits, it recruits experts on the basis of limited-term contract to conduct research on issues of concern to the SCO, and organises workshops and conferences.

The Secretariat carries out preliminary legal and financial assessments of draft treaties and regulations drawn up within the SCO framework, acts as the depositary of documents adopted within the SCO framework, and certifies copies of such documents and forwards them to the member states as well as to the SCO RATS as applicable.

The Secretariat provides organisational and technical support for meetings and/or sessions of SCO institutions in accordance with relevant regulations and in cooperation with the state hosting the meeting.

 

Leadership

SCO Secretary-General VLADIMIR NOROV

 

Born August 31, 1955 in the Bukhara Region.

Education:

Graduated from the Bukhara State Pedagogical Institute in 1976, the Academy of the Interior Ministry of the USSR in 1985Completed postgraduate studies at the Academy of the Interior Ministry of the USSR in 1990. PhD in Jurisprudence. Fluent in Fluent in English, German, Russian and Tajik languages.

Experience:

1978-1992: Worked in different positions at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan;

1992-1995: Expert, consultant on administrative and legal issues at the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1995-1996: Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1996-1998: State Councillor of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1998-2003: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Germany, Switzerland and Poland;

2003-2004: First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2004-2006: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Belgium, head of the mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the European Union (EU) and NATO;

2006-2010: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2010-2013: First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2013-2017: Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Benelux countries, head of the mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the EU and NATO;

2017-2018: Director of the Institute of Strategic and Regional Research under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

SCO Secretary-General since 1 January 2019.

He holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Awarded the Order of Mekhnat Shukhrati (Glory of Labour) of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2003.

Married, three children.

 

YERIK SARSEBEK ASHIMOV —  SCO Deputy Secretary-General

Born 6 June 1961 in Zharkent. An ethnic Kazakh.

Education:

1990: Almaty Institute of National Economy;
1996: Chinese Language University, Beijing.

Experience:

1990-1992: Head, External Affairs Department, Ministry of Transport, Republic of Kazakhstan;

1992-1993: Attaché, Far Eastern Section, Asia Directorate, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1993-1994: Attaché, Third Secretary, Republic of Kazakhstan Embassy in the People's Republic of China;

1994-1997: Director, Kazakhstan Airlines Office in the People's Republic of China, Beijing;

1998-1999: Leading Specialist, Second Secretary, Consular Service Department, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1999-2003: First Secretary, Councillor, Republic of Kazakhstan Embassy in Turkmenistan;

2003-2006: Councillor, Republic of Kazakhstan Embassy in Ukraine;

2006: Councillor, Asia Cooperation Department, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

2006-2011: Councillor, SCO Secretariat;

2011-2012: Councillor, Asia and Africa Department, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

2012-2014: Head, East and Southeast Asia Directorate, Asia and Africa Department, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

2014-2015: Deputy Director, Asia and Africa Department, Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

2015-2020: Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the SCO Secretariat;

Since 1 August 2020: Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

State awards, prizes, honorary titles:
Diplomatic Rank — Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 2nd Class.

Married, two children.

 

ZHANG HAIZHOU — SCO Deputy Secretary-General

Born June 1962, Qingdao, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.

1986 — 1988 Staff member, Attaché, PRC Embassy in the USSR;

1988 — 1992 Attaché, Third Secretary, Department of Eastern Europe and the USSR, PRC Foreign Ministry;

1992 — 1995 Vice Consul, PRC Consulate General in Khabarovsk;

1995 — 1995 Second Secretary, Unit Deputy Head, Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, PRC Foreign Ministry;

1995 — 2000 PRC Foreign Ministry Staff Secretary;

2000 — 2005 First Secretary, Advisor, Deputy Director, Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, PRC Foreign Ministry;

2005 — 2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to the Republic of Azerbaijan;

2008 — 2012 Minister Plenipotentiary, PRC Embassy to the Russian Federation;

2012 — 2016 Deputy Director, Foreign Affairs Office, Beijing (Office of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs);

2016 — 2018 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to the Republic of Bulgaria;

2018 — 2020 Inspector First Category, Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, PRC Foreign Ministry;

Since 2020, SCO Deputy Secretary-General:

Married with one son.

 

AZYMBAKIEV Muratbek Abakirovich —SCO Deputy Secretary General 

Born on July 26, 1965, Kyrgyz Republic

Education:

Moscow State University named after M.Lomonosov, Faculty of History, 1990, with Honors;

Language and Diplomatic Internship at the Japan Center, Tokyo, Japan, 1992-1993.

Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russian Federation, 1993, with Honors;

Participant of the 17th International Training Courses for NATO member countries and countries participating in the Partnership for Peace Program at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Switzerland, 2002-2003.

Work Experience:

1990 — 1991 Teacher of the Department of Political History of the Issyk-Kul Pedagogical Institute named after K. Tynystanov, Karakol;

1993 —1994 3rd, 2nd Secretary of the Department of Asia and the Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

1994 — 1997 3rd, 2nd Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations, New York;

April-June 1997 2nd Secretary of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

1997-1998 1st Secretary of the Department of Eastern Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

1998 — 1999 Assistant to Minister — Secretary of the Collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

1999 — 2000 Head of the Department of Eastern Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2000 — 2001 Counselor, Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in India, New-Delhi;

2001 — 2002 Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2003 — 2004 Counselor, Department of Foreign Policy Planning and Multilateral Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2004 — 2005 Head of the CIS Department of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry;

2005 — 2008 Counselor, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva;

2008 — 2015 Deputy Head, Head of TIR Relations, Secretariat of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), etc., Geneva;

2015 — 2016 Head of the Secretariat of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2016 — 2017 Director of the 3rd Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2017 —2019 Director of the Information Department of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry;

April — Aug. 2019 Director of the 4th Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;

Aug. 2019 — 2021г. Senior Expert of the Department of Economic and Humanitarian Affairs of the SCO Secretariat;

Since February 26, 2021 — Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

State Awards, Honorary Titles:

Diplomatic Rank — the First Class Counselor.

Married, four children.

 

LOGVINOV GRIGORY — SCO Deputy Secretary General

                                                                                                                      

Born in 1956. Graduated from the Institute of Asian and African countries at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Fluent in chinese, english, german languages.

Since 1979 has been working in the diplomatic service on different posts at the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in China and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA.

2004-2008 — Minister of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in China, Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Secretariat of Shanghai cooperation organization.

2008-2016 — Ambassador at large of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in charge of security issues in North-East Asia including the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula. Deputy Head of the Russian Delegation on six-party talks.

2016-2019 — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Commonwealth of Australia. Concurrently accredited to Fiji, Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

2019 — Ambassador at large of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in charge of Russia-India-China cooperation (RIC) and multilateral parliamentarian and non-governmental for as in Asia-Pacific and South Asia.

Has a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

2021 — SCO Deputy Secretary General

Married, two daughters.

 

Sherali Saidamir Jonon- SCO Deputy Secretary General 

Born 14 June 1971 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.

Education:

1988-1993: Studied law at Tajik National University;

1996-1998: Audited courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

Fluent in Russian and English.

Experience:

1993-1995: Lecturer of the Criminal Law, Criminology and Psychology Department, Academy of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Tajikistan;

May-October 1995: 1st Category Specialist (Expert) on Servicing Immediate Communications of the Self-Supporting Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

1995-1996: Third Secretary of the CIS Unit, Department of Bilateral and Multilateral Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

1998-1999: Third Secretary of Tajikistan's Embassy in Vienna, Republic of Austria.

1999-2000: Second Secretary of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

2001-2002: First Secretary of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

January-May 2002: Deputy Head of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

2002-2007: Head of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Since April 2004: Member of the Collegium, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

2007-2010: Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation;

2010-2013: Head of the Legal Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan/National Coordinator of the Republic of Tajikistan on SCO Affairs;

2013-2019: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan;

2016-2019: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Married, four children.

 

Contacts

Location: China, Beijing, Chaoyang District, Ritan road, 7

Postal Code: 100600

Phone: + 86-10-65329807

+ 86-10-65329836 (Administration)

Fax: + 86-10-65329808

E-mail: sco@sectsco.org

 

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