SCO expansion to be discussed at X forum in Yugra

Date: 11:39, 11-03-2015.

Almaty. March 11. KazTAG -  Khanty-Mansisk Autonomous Area Yugra will host the X forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Wednesday, reports mngz.ru.
The opening ceremony will be held in Khanty-Mansisk.  The prospects of expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be one of the key issues on the agenda. It is expected that the discussions will be attended by 60 experts from 14 countries. Of them - Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are the SCO member states. The rest of the states act as observers and dialogue partners.
The two days forum will cover the issues of security and stability in the region, the prospects for trade and economic cooperation in the space within the SCO, as well as the expansion and deepening of cultural cooperation, cooperation in the tourism sector and with the international organizations.
Yugra is one of the most developed regions in terms of energy. Meanwhile, energy is one of priority directions of so called program "Economic belt Silk Road.

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