Bishkek prepares to host the meeting of the Ministers of Justice of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
The Ministers of the Justice of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) gathers in Bishkek.
The first meetings of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on the preparations of the sixth meetings of the Ministers of Justice of the member states of the SCO were held in Bishkek on 3-4 May.
Specialists from India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan attended the meeting.
The participants discussed cooperation between the SCO justice departments and it was decided provision of judicial activities and legal services, co-operation in areas such as civil and criminal cases, mutual legal aid, etc. to the agenda of the Bishkek meeting.
The first meeting of the Ministers of the Justice of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Beijing in 2013, headed by China. The meetings are held in one of the member states' capitals, once in five years.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, known as the NATO of Asia, is an international organization formed in 1996 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Today, the number of member states, including Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan, reached 80. The observer countries of SCO are Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus and countries such as,Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal and Sri Lanka were granted dialogue partner status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.