|Chinese Defense Minister, Col. General Liang Guanglie will pay an official visit to Tashkent upon the invitation of Uzbek Defense Minister, Major-General Kabul Berdiyev. |
The visit is scheduled for 18 March after the next Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Astana, Trend reported.
The SCO was founded in 2001. Its members are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia and Pakistan have observer status.
The organization's main goals are to strengthen stability and security, to combat terrorism, separatism, extremism, and drug trafficking, and to develop economic and energy partnerships, and scientific and cultural dialogue.
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