Mr. Yevgeniy Sysoev Meets with Mr. Jukka-Pekka Mustonen

Mr. Yevgeniy Sysoev, Director of the Executive Committee of SCO RATS, met with Mr. Jukka-Pekka Mustonen, Attaché of the Embassy of Finland in the Russian Federation on defence issues in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan, Captain 2nd rank, on March 27, 2017.

In the course of the meeting, the Director of the Executive Committee briefed the Finnish diplomat on the main tasks and functions of SCO RATS, the prospects for further development and accession of new states to the Organization. The sides exchanged views on the current state of affairs in the Central Asian region related to the intensification of the activities of the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. They noted the unstable situation in Afghanistan and its possible impact on the bordering states, and discussed new challenges and threats in the field of combating terrorism.

Mr. Zhou Qing, Deputy Director of the Executive Committee of SCO RATS, also took part in the meeting. The meeting was held in a businesslike atmosphere.

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