SCO summit in Astana: last preparations

SCO summit in Astana: last preparations

On June 8, Alexander Lukashenko is going to meet with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The leaders will discuss the agenda of bilateral relations and interaction in integration formats.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will open in several hours. It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will arrive in Astana today after lunch. This will be the fourth official visit of the head of the Belarusian state to Kazakhstan. The summit will be preceded by a big concert in "Astana Opera". It is planned that before its start, Alexander Lukashenko will hold a bilateral working meeting with Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Interest in the summits of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is traditionally high. Thousands of journalists will cover the event.

Wang Xiaohuo, journalist (China):
These days we clearly feel the special, warm relations between Belarus and China. Recently I have returned from a press tour around Belarus and we told our viewers that our countries have many common ground and common topics for conversation in various fields. And we hope that these relations will develop in the future.

It is planned that two more states will be admitted to the SCO: India and Pakistan. In the evening, the grandiose world exhibition EXPO-2017 will open in Astana. Belarus is also preparing to open its national pavilion. The main events of the opening ceremony will be unfolding on the screen of the national pavilion of Kazakhstan "Sphere". This is a unique architectural object, which was built specifically for this exhibition.