"Peaceful Mission" exercises under SCO aegis to be held in China in 2014

Date: 04:24, 15-04-2014.

Almaty. April 15. KazTAG - The exercises "Peaceful Mission" under the aegis of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in China in 2014, reports rbc.ru.

"The exercises "Peaceful Mission" under SCO aegis will be held in China this year," reads the publication.

The SCO has adopted a new cooperation program for combating terrorism, separatism and extremism in 2013-2015 which stipulates joint counter-terror exercises for the law enforcement bodies. One of them entitled "East-Anti-terror" was held in Uzbekistan in March 2014.

According to Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the work within the SCO "is being conducted on many directions however terrorism combat has been priority". In his words "the SCO is the best ground to work in Afghanistan direction”.

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