Emblem
Official Source of the
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Menu
Emblem
Close button

Prime Minister Askar Mamin chairs 20th meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 18:32:31

Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the 20th anniversary meeting of the Council of Heads of Government, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), chaired by Kazakhstan via videoconference.

The Head of Government noted the significant progress achieved this year in the implementation of the Program of Multilateral Trade and Economic Cooperation of the SCO Member States.

For 7 months of 2021, the volume of mutual trade within the SCO increased by almost 40%. Trade turnover of Kazakhstan with the countries of the Organization for January-September 2021 grew by 19.1% compared to the same period in 2020 and amounted to $36.5 billion. This figure is also higher than the same period in the pre-pandemic 2019 by 22.1% ($29.9 billion).

Askar Mamin noted the need to stimulate trade in agricultural products between the SCO member states, to ensure an accelerated and phased implementation of the SCO Cooperation Program on Food Security and the Plan for its implementation. Despite the pandemic, in 2020 the commodity turnover of agricultural products within the SCO increased by 12.4% and amounted to $15.4 billion.

Prime Minister Askar Mamin proposed to consider the possibility of creating the food security reserve of the SCO member states and food investment fund, as well as to step up work on the implementation of the SCO Green Belt Program.

In order to fully realize the potential of mutual trade of the SCO member states, the Head of Government proposed to consider the possibility of more active integration into the Eurasian trade and commodity distribution system initiated by the Kazakh side.

The Prime Minister noted significant progress in realizing the SCO's transit and transport potential. For 10 months of this year through the territory of Kazakhstan in the directions of Central Asia, the countries of the Persian Gulf, Europe, the Far East, as well as along the Trans-Caspian route, about 883.2 thousand TEUs were transported, which is 25% more than the same period last year. The volume of transit container traffic in the direction of China - Europe - China increased by 36% and amounted to 604.5 thousand TEU.

“Further implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, programs of the Government of Kazakhstan in order to realize the potential of the republic as the largest transit hub in the region, as well as tasks for the development of transport infrastructure within the framework of the SCO Development Strategy until 2025 form a solid foundation for the further integration of our countries and building up the potential for the output of our value to the markets of third countries,” Mamin said.

The Head of Government stressed that the current situation at railway crossings on the border with China carries risks for the further increase in transit traffic flows. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan appealed to his Chinese colleagues with a request to consider taking prompt measures to restore and increase cargo flows, which will positively affect the volume of trade in the entire region.

The meeting was attended by Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Premier of the PRC State Council Li Keqiang, Chair of the Cabinet of Ministers - Head of the Presidential Administration of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov, Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of Mongolia Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, First Vice President of Iran Mohammad Mokhber, Deputy Chair of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and others.

Measures to deepen cooperation between the SCO member states in trade and economic and cultural and humanitarian spheres were discussed. The activities of the Business Council and the SCO Interbank Association for 2020-2021, the Organization's budget for 2022 and other issues related to the financial and organizational activities of the permanent bodies of the SCO were considered. A joint communiqué and the Concept for the creation of the SCO Technopark Pool were adopted.


News feed
29 November 2021, 19:59
Government session to be held Nov. 30 in Ukimet Uyi
29 November 2021, 11:24
Askar Mamin participates in Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization in Ashgabat
27 November 2021, 19:32
Askar Mamin visits Mangystau region on a working trip
27 November 2021, 11:24
Zero growth in prices for socially significant food products recorded in Kazakhstan for four weeks in a row
26 November 2021, 19:05
Alikhan Smailov participates in 10th meeting of Kazakh-Chinese Committee on Cooperation
26 November 2021, 15:09
III Forum of Interregional Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan held in Turkistan
25 November 2021, 18:32
Prime Minister Askar Mamin chairs 20th meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government
23 November 2021, 11:59
Offtake contracts to be used to saturate domestic market with new goods — Beibut Atamkulov
23 November 2021, 11:56
Over 26 thousand complaints from citizens about violations of consumer rights considered in Kazakhstan for six months of 2021
23 November 2021, 10:18
More than 35 thousand Kazakhstanis received Pfizer vaccine — Alexey Tsoy
23 November 2021, 10:11
Ombudsman for consumer protection to be introduced in Kazakhstan
23 November 2021, 10:01
For 9 months of 2021, share of local content in regulated procurement increased by 6.4%
23 November 2021, 09:30
Influenza vaccination completed by over 99% in Kazakhstan
22 November 2021, 17:17
Government session to be held Nov. 23 in Ukimet Uyi
20 November 2021, 11:37
Zero growth in prices for socially significant food products recorded in Kazakhstan for three weeks in a row
19 November 2021, 14:34
Effective work carried out to implement priorities of Kazakhstan's EAEU chairmanship in 2021 — Askar Mamin
17 November 2021, 16:56
Askar Mamin chairs meeting of Interdepartmental Commission on Crime Prevention
17 November 2021, 12:52
IMF mission ascertained that economy of Kazakhstan reached pre-pandemic production levels
16 November 2021, 12:18
All universities in Kazakhstan to switch to per capita financing system — Askhat Aimagambetov
16 November 2021, 10:37
Kazakhstan launches interactive map to track provision of villages with water — Beibut Atamkulov
16 November 2021, 10:22
In Kazakhstan, incidence rate decreased by 23% in past two weeks
16 November 2021, 09:48
Government considers issues of improving quality of higher education
16 November 2021, 09:43
Askar Mamin: By the end of 2021, drinking water supply to reach 91.8% in villages and 98% in cities
16 November 2021, 09:33
Pfizer vaccine to be supplied to commercial segment of Kazakhstan’s market
15 November 2021, 19:07
Askar Mamin meets with Deputy Prime Ministers of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Alexei Overchuk
15 November 2021, 16:03
Government session to be held Nov. 16 in Ukimet Uyi
15 November 2021, 10:24
Samat Ergaliyev appointed Chair of the Committee for Sports and Physical Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
13 November 2021, 15:24
Government of Kazakhstan and World Bank discuss investment policy issues to achieve carbon neutrality
13 November 2021, 11:10
Zero growth in prices for socially significant food products recorded in Kazakhstan for second week in a row
12 November 2021, 16:14
Kazakhstan to chair CIS in 2022
11 November 2021, 08:24
Askar Mamin's visit to Zhambyl region: Infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing industry and agro-industrial complex
10 November 2021, 12:00
For 10 months of 2021, growth in real sector of Kazakhstan’s economy amounted to 2.9% — Minister of National Economy
10 November 2021, 11:20
Incidence rate in Kazakhstan decreased by 3.4 times over past two months — Ministry of Healthcare
10 November 2021, 10:23
42.5% of Kazakhstanis participated in population census online — Nurbolat Aidapkelov
10 November 2021, 10:13
Baglan Bekbauov appointed Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
10 November 2021, 10:09
Kazakhstan plans to develop new bills on consumer rights protection — Marat Beketayev
10 November 2021, 10:01
Askar Mamin thanked the people of Kazakhstan for their active participation in population census
10 November 2021, 09:52
Government to develop 31 draft laws in 2022
10 November 2021, 09:47
Pace of economic recovery in Kazakhstan accelerated to 3.5% in 10 months — Askar Mamin
10 November 2021, 09:21
Revaccination against coronavirus to start Nov. 22, 2021
09 November 2021, 15:15
Government session to be held Nov. 10 in Ukimet Uyi
04 November 2021, 12:16
86% of random landfills eliminated in Kazakhstan — Serikkali Brekeshev
04 November 2021, 10:11
Government considers issues of ecology and environmental protection
04 November 2021, 09:44
Over past three months, number of patients with CVI decreased by 2 times — Marat Shoranov
04 November 2021, 09:35
Prime Minister instructs to ensure enhanced mode of work of monitoring groups
03 November 2021, 20:10
Almaty — locomotive for development of creative industries
03 November 2021, 19:05
Official opening of De Montfort University took place in Almaty
03 November 2021, 16:53
Meeting on epidemiological situation held in Almaty
03 November 2021, 15:06
Yeraly Tugzhanov discusses Ulttyq Ruhani Zhangyru national project with scientists and creative industry representatives of Almaty
03 November 2021, 14:48
Government session to be held Nov. 4 in Ukimet Uyi
© 2019 - 2021 Press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Developed by SoftDeCo.