January 12, 2019 15:02
Kyrgyzstan announces priorities of its SCO chairmanship
BISHKEK. Jan 12 (Interfax) - The priority of Kyrgyzstan's chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is raising its profile and reinforcing cooperation in countering terrorism and extremism, Daniyar Sydykov, the head of the Kyrgyz presidential office's foreign policy department, said on Saturday.
"The main priorities of Kyrgyzstan's chairmanship in the SCO is contributing to enhancing the organization's international standing and profile, developing cooperation in countering terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, as well as expanding interaction on political, commercial and economic, cultural and humanitarian and investment tracks," Sydykov told reporters.
As Kyrgyzstan is chairing the SCO this year, 2019 will be the year of the organization in the country, he said.
The upcoming state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kyrgyzstan are in the works as part of holding the SCO summit is Bishkek, Sydykov said.
Kyrgyz National Security Council Secretary Damir Sagynbayev, in turn, told reporters that a meeting of the secretaries of the SCO member states' security councils will take place in Bishkek in late April 2019.
Measures related to ensuring security and public order during preparations for and holding all SCO events are currently underway in Kyrgyzstan, he said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
January 20, 2019
Kamov begins designing new unmanned helicopter
Filmmaker Krasovsky summoned to Interior Ministry's investigator for economic cases - source
Khabarovsk Communists protest against handing Kurils over to Japan
Japanese PM says cooperation with Russia expanding, tourist visits increasing
Japan complicates its negotiating positions on peace treaty ahead of Abe's visit - Ushakov (Part 2)
Israeli fighter aircraft deliver strike on Syria from Mediterranean Sea - Russian military
Syrian Air Defense hits 7 Israeli missiles - Russian military
Japan complicates its negotiating positions on peace treaty ahead of Abe's visit - Ushakov
NO CASUALTIES OR DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER AIRSTRIKE BY ISRAELI AIR FORCE ON AIRPORT IN SOUTHEASTERN DAMASCUS - RUSSIAN MILITARY
FOUR ISRAELI F-16 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT DELIVER STRIKE ON TERRITORY OF SYRIA FROM MEDITERRANEAN SEA ON JAN 20 - RUSSIAN MILITARY
SYRIAN AIR DEFENSE DOWNS 7 ISRAELI MISSILES WITH RUSSIAN-MADE PANTSYR, BUK MISSILE SYSTEMS - RUSSIAN MILITARY
Japan discussing with Russia participation of its cos in Arctic LNG 2
Abe planning to meet with Putin during G20 summit in Osaka in June 2019