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Delegation of the SCO RATS Executive Committee Takes Part in the Sixth Meeting of the Heads of the Border Services of the Competent Authorities of the Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Sixth Meeting of the heads of the border services of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states was held on September 23, 2018 in the Sary-Oy village of the Issyk-Kul region of the Kyrgyz Republic, under the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz side,
The event was attended by the representatives of the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS.
The participants exchanged information on the situation at the state borders of the SCO member states, noting that since India and Pakistan received the status of the SCO member states, the external borders of the Organization have expanded, introducing new components to the operational environment and border cooperation.
They discussed and highly appreciated the outcomes of the joint border operation of the competent authorities of the SCO member states, held in 2017.
The sides also reviewed and approved the idea of the “Solidarity 2019-2021” joint border operation, noting that medium-term planning is a positive approach.
Besides, they approved the Work Plan for the group of experts of the border services of the competent authorities of the SCO member states for 2019.
It was noted that the professional exchange of views and the development of common positions on countering new challenges and threats on the Organization frontiers will contribute to the development of cooperation of the border services of the SCO member states’ competent authorities.
An agreement was reached on the continued cooperation of the border services of the SCO member states’ competent authorities.
The meeting was held in the businesslike and constructive atmosphere.
The parties expressed their gratitude to the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS for the excellent organization of the meeting and a warm welcome.
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