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Hu Jintao Meets SCO Prime Ministers

2003/09/24

On the afternoon of September 23, 2003, President Hu Jintao met with the prime ministers of five other members of the six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the Great Hall of the People, namely, Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov and Uzbek Prime Minister Utkur Sultanov.

Hu expressed his congratulations on the consummation of the SCO Prime Ministers Meeting and the important results it produced. He said that the documents signed by the prime ministers including Shanghai Cooperation Organization Members' Multilateral Cooperation Program, have laid down a vital legal foundation for economic cooperation among the SCO members, which would be sure to further the regional economic cooperation within the SCO, and create favorable conditions for the timely launch of two permanent SCO bodies. He expected that various parties should continue the related work, enabling the implementation of all tasks in a timely manner.

Hu said that since the SCO's founding two years ago, continuous progress had been made in its construction and the organization had become a vital bridge for promoting mutual trust and good-neighborly and friendly cooperative ties among the SCO members, an effective mechanism for facilitating regional security and stability and a positive force for promoting world peace and development.

Hu pointed out that the SCO members should join hands to become more active in participating in international cooperation and contributing to promoting the establishment of a new, just and rational international political and economic order. He said that China attaches great importance to and is willing to join hands with other SCO members to push forward the development of the SCO.

The prime ministers said they were very satisfied with the current talks, noting that they had conducted in a constructive atmosphere in-depth discussion on further development of multi-level and multi-field cooperation within the SCO framework, especially on economic and trade cooperation, signed a series of important documents and decided on the key areas in economic and trade cooperation. They said that the documents they signed have laid down a solid foundation for the SCO to conduct more cooperation and designate the direction for future development of the SCO. They also expressed full confidence in the future of the SCO, noting that they were willing to implement the consensus the heads of state of the SCO had reached, so as to make the SCO play a vital role in maintaining the stability and prosperity in the region.

The prime ministers also highly evaluated the good-neighborly friendly relations of cooperation with China and said their respective nations are willing to enhance cooperation with China in various fields including energy and transportation.

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