Ras Al Khaimah Ruler leads UAE delegation to SCO Summit


His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, is leading the UAE delegation to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Astana.

Heads of state, government officials and representatives of regional and international organisations are participating in the two-day summit in Kazakhstan's capital city, which is taking place under the theme: "Strengthening multilateral dialogue - the pursuit of sustainable peace and development".

The UAE's participation comes after it was officially granted 'Dialogue Partner' status during the SCO's meetings last year in India.

Established on June 15, 2001 as a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the SCO aims to strengthen mutual trust and friendship between the member states and encourage effective cooperation in crucial sectors, and jointly ensure peace, security and stability in the region.

Sheikh Saud is attending the summit on behalf of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He is accompanied by a high-level delegation, which includes Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy; Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State; and other senior officials.


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