SCO's Defense Ministers To Assemble In Kazakhstan's Astana

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 20. Astana will hostthe Meeting of Defense Ministers of the Shanghai CooperationOrganization (SCO) member states, the press service of Kazakhstan'sMinistry of Defense said, Trend reports.

According to the information, the event will be held on April26, 2024. The meeting is organized within the framework ofKazakhstan's chairmanship in the SCO.

The activities of the meeting are aimed at strengtheningconfidence-building measures in the military field, assisting inensuring peace and stability in the region, and coordinatingefforts aimed at countering new challenges and threats to regionalsecurity.

Additionally, it is expected that the heads of defensedepartments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states,its secretary general, the director of the Executive Committee ofthe organization's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, and theMinister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus will arrive.

To note, the next summit of the SCO heads of state will be heldin Astana on July 3–4. The summit will be dedicated to'Strengthening multilateral dialogue - striving for sustainablepeace and development'.

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