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Building understanding between nations one of the SCOs biggest missions
03.06.2017 14:13

The 14th meeting ofSCO Culture Ministers was held inAstana on2 June 2017, withcooperation plans and opportunities inculture and the arts overthe upcoming period the main items onthe agenda.

SCO Deputy Secretary-General Aziz Nosirov read outgreetings fromSCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov tothe meeting's participants.

"Building greater understanding betweennations, interaction, enrichment and rapprochement ofcultures and civilisations and helping tospread knowledge ofdifferent traditions and customs is one ofthe SCO's primary missions," the message said.

Mr Alimov went onto say inhis message that he was sure "the ministers' meeting will produce important agreements that will strengthen our countries' interaction inthe culture field and give new impetus toour cooperation."

The ministers noted that organising joint culture and arts events strengthens understanding betweennations, helps topreserve cultural diversity and spreads knowledge aboutdifferent cultures.

The participants advocated continued efforts toenhance cooperation withthe SCO observer states and dialogue partners inculture and the arts onboth a bilateral and multilateral basis.

The meeting concluded withthe ministers adopting a joint press release and signing the protocol.

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