Heads of SCO energy agencies discuss development of cooperation

Next year in Astana, it is planned to adopt a strategic document aimed at cooperation between the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries in the field of energy. This became known during the SCO energy forum, organized as part of the Kazenergy forum. The strategy, developed at the initiative of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, is designed until 2030. It includes six sectoral areas of cooperation such as oil and gas, electric and nuclear power, renewable energy, coal industry as well as energy conservation and energy efficiency. The parties plan to jointly train industry specialists, conduct scientific research and share experience under the strategy.

“I believe that this approach will make it possible to respond more effectively to emerging challenges and successfully adapt the cooperation organization to modern challenges. I am confident that we will be able to successfully agree on this document in the interest of all member states for its further signing within the summit of SCO Heads of State in Astana, slated for June 2024,” said Almassadam Satkaliyev, Kazakh Minister of Energy.

“To date, the SCO includes 26 member states, among which are major key players in the field of energy and peace, such as Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and others. Thus, I believe that this strategy is very important, relevant and timely, and we hope that it will lead to the well-being, growth and prosperity of all the people in the region,” noted Sohail Khan, SCO Deputy Secretary General.