Negotiations between A. Tozik and the SCO Secretariat

27 June 2006

On the 23th of June the ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in the People’s Republic of China A. Tozik has conducted negotiations with the Executive Secretary of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Secretariat Chjan Daguan.

The Ambassador has conveyed congratulations on behalf of the Belarusian leadership to the chief of the SCO Secretariat with the 5th anniversary of foundation of the organization and with successful and resultative summit meeting of heads of state-members of SCO.

Tozik has expressed an aspiration of Belarus to expand cooperation with SCO and has confirmed request of Belarus to examine Belarusian bid to join the organization in the capacity of observer. The ambassador has made out cases that enlistment of Belarus to the organization fits in not only with interests of Belarus but also with interest of all state-members of SCO.

Chjan Daguan has returned thanks to the ambassador for the expansion of Belarusian position and has assured has bid to join of Belarus will be certainly examined as soon as necessary conditions are provided.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus