Beijing hosts sitting of SCO Prime Minister's Council

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JING. October 14. KAZINFORM. /Ruslan Suleimenov/ Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Wen Jiabao has held an official ceremony of meeting Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov who arrived in Beijing to take part in the sitting of the SCO Prime Ministers' Council.

After the ceremony the representatives of the SCO member states began talks in narrow format. Thereafter the extended negotiations of the SCO observer states (India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia) are planned.

According to the Kazakh Foreign Affairs Ministry, Premier K. Massimov is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with Russian Prime Minister V. Putin, Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao, Premier of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev, Vice President of Afghanistan Karim Khalili. Then the heads of the governments of the SCO member states will meet with China's President Hu Jintao.

The SCO Trade and Industry Forum is being held in Beijing in parallel with the sitting of the Prime Minister's Council.

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