Pakistan hosts its first-ever Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) meeting has started in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 23, 2018. It is first time that Pakistan is hosting the meeting. The legal experts from 8 member states, including India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, as well as representatives of the SCO and RATS Executive Committee are participating in the meeting. The purpose of the 3-day meeting is to discuss terrorist threats facing the region and ways and means to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between SCO member states. Other goals of the meeting included strengthening trust amongst the member states and promoting cooperation in politics, trade, economy, research, technology and culture, as well as in education, energy, transport, tourism, and environmental protection.
Topics: Foreign relations • Foreign relations of Uzbekistan • International Relations • Politics by country • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation • Terrorism and counter-terrorism in Kazakhstan • United Nations General Assembly observers • Uzbekistan