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H.E. Mr. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly

On 21 November, 2016, at the plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly H.E. Mr. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on behalf of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States introduced draft resolution titled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization” which was adopted by consensus.
Of the decade and half of its existence, the Organization has an observer status at the UN General Assembly. The SCO is an influential and effective factor in strengthening mutual trust and ensuring security and stability in the contemporary international relations. Its activities are also aimed at sustainable development, in the spheres of economy, education, energy, environmental protection, information-communication technologies (ICT) and other areas. The Organization contributes to effective counter-terrorism cooperation, including through the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, and promotes the fight against drug trafficking and other forms of transnational crime. SCO Member States support the earliest achievement of peace and stability in Afghanistan, which is an important factor in maintaining and strengthening security in the region.