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During the meeting of chiefs of general staffs of the armed forces of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held today at the Donguzsky training ground in the Orenburg region, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation General of the Army Valery Gerasimov awarded the heads of foreign military delegations with a single insignia of the ministries of defense of the SCO member states “For Strengthening Friendship and Cooperation”.

The head of the Russian General Staff noted that on July 28, 2021, in Dushanbe, the heads of the defense departments of the SCO member states made a decision to award a single distinction to the SCO defense ministries.

A single insignia is awarded to servicemen and civilian personnel of the ministries of defense (armed forces) of the SCO member states by the decision of the Conference of Defense Ministers of the SCO member states for special services in strengthening the military commonwealth and military cooperation.

A single insignia can be awarded to citizens of states outside the SCO for assistance in solving the tasks entrusted to the Organization.

The unified insignia of the Ministries of Defense of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states “For Strengthening Friendship and Cooperation” is awarded in a solemn ceremony by the Minister of Defense of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member state, presiding over the respective year of the award, or by another leading official on his behalf.

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