On September 18, 2018 the fourth Meeting of Agriculture Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was held in Bishkek.
The meeting was attended by India's Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Devesh Chaturvedi, Director of the Strategic Planning and Analysis Department at the Kazakhstani Ministry of Agriculture Saule Moldabayeva, Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurbek Murashev, Chief Agronomist of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture Ma Aiguo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kyrgyzstan Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Deputy Director of the Cooperation Department at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture Ilya Gerashchenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan Suhrob Khoja Olimzoda and Uzbekistani Deputy Minister of Agriculture Saidkamol Khodzhaev. The FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” subordinate to the Rosselkhoznadzor was represented by Deputy Director for Quality Sergey Starov.
During the meeting the heads of delegations agreed on the draft SCO Cooperation Programme on Food Security. The adoption of this document will promote cooperation between the SCO member states in food security, including the development of legislation necessary for the SCO member states to cooperate, to upgrade national laws and to interact with international organisations, as well as to carry out information analysis and research in this sphere and to cooperate in expert training and skill improvement.
The participants adopted the plan for 2018-2019 to implement the agreement between the governments of the SCO member states on cooperation in agriculture.
The parties also exchanged views on the phytosanitary situation improvement in the SCO member states.
FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office