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SCO to agree package of multilateral projects


08:31, November 30, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) members will ink a policy package to advance multilateral projects at their meeting next week, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said here on Thursday.

Cheng made the announcement at a briefing about Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's attendance of the SCO prime ministers meeting to be held in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, from Dec. 4 to 5.

According to the vice foreign minister, the meeting will see the prime ministers of the SCO nations approve a list of measures for advancing cooperative projects between 2012 and 2016, adding that the projects will benefit all participating countries.

Cheng added that the SCO prime ministers will also sign a memorandum on protection of intellectual property rights by their customs officials. He said the signing of the document will lift the level of customs cooperation among SCO members.

Wen will deliver a speech at the meeting, in which he will put forward proposals on long-term, practical cooperation among the SCO members, Cheng said.

The SCO groups China, Russia, Kazahkstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Leaders or officials from SCO observer countries Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are also set to attend the meeting.

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