On 4 December 2023, SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming had a meeting at the organisation’s Secretariat in Beijing with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Kaha Imnadze.
Mr Imnadze said that UNRCCA was interested in establishing proactive dialogue and cooperation with regional organisations, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and went on to outline the centre’s priority objectives and the work it carries out.
During the meeting, Zhang Ming informed Mr Imnadze about the SCO and its permanent bodies’ activities, describing its goals, objectives and principles. He also spoke about the current state of the SCO’s contacts with the United Nations and its specialised agencies and prospects for the further development of ties.
The officials exchanged views on opportunities for the two structures to work together.