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30.01.2019
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DIRECTOR OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SCO RATS MEETS WITH THE SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS Mr. Jumakhon Giyosov Giyosov met with the Minister of Public Security Mr. Zhao Kezhi, counter-terrorism commissioner, the representative of the PRC in the Council of the SCO RATS Mr. Liu Yuejin, Deputy Minister of National Security Mr. Dong Jingwei and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Hanhui at the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China on January 24, 2019.

The Minister congratulated Mr. Giyosov on taking office and expressed confidence that his considerable experience in the field of security and combating terrorism will serve as an important factor in the success of the Executive Committee in solving urgent problems of coordination and further strengthening the cooperation of the SCO member states in countering the forces of the “three evils”. He expressed the readiness to provide full support to the RATS Executive Committee in this responsible work. He informed Mr. Giyosov about the ratification of the SCO Convention on Countering Extremism by the People’s Republic of China and expressed his confidence that the earliest possible ratification of the Convention by other SCO member states will enhance cooperation in combating extremism in the SCO area.

Mr. Giyosov thanked Mr. Zhao Kezhi for his heartfelt words of congratulations and support and stressed the value of the advice and recommendations of the senior managers of the competent authorities of China on improving the work of the Executive Committee. He noted the continued attention and assistance of the Chinese side in ensuring the successful functioning of the SCO RATS. He reported on the main planned activities and areas of work of the Executive Committee in the coming period.

During the conversation, the sides discussed issues related to the current activities and prospects for further development of the SCO RATS.

The following persons also participated in the meeting: from the Chinese side - the heads of the relevant departments of the Ministry of Public Security of the PRC; from the SCO RATS Executive Committee - Deputy Directors Liu Jie, Akhat Mukashev, Amanbay Turdimatov, Assistant to the Director Artur Golovanov and Assistant to the Deputy Director Zhang Yuhong.

The meeting was held in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and constructive dialogue.

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