China's Y-20 heavy transport aircraft has made its debut at the "Peace Mission 2021," a counter-terrorism military exercise for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.
The Y-20 aircraft arrived in Russia's Orenburg on Friday for the exercise, which will be held from Sept. 11 to 25.
The participants are from eight SCO member states, including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan.
Since its deployment in the PLA air force, Y-20 heavy transport aircraft have participated in multiple missions including the transportation of medical personnel and supplies to COVID-19-hit areas in the country and other humanitarian relief tasks.
Designed and manufactured by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Y-20 has a maximum takeoff weight of around 200 tonnes.
It made its maiden flight in January 2013, and joined China's air force on July 6, 2016.
Y-20 is officially codenamed "Kunpeng," after a mythical bird that could fly vast distances.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service
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On September 9, 2021, at the proposal of Turkmenistan at the 102nd plenary meeting of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly a resolution «On cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization» was unanimously adopted.
As is known, within the framework of Turkmenistan's chairmanship in the Economic Cooperation Organization, Ashgabat will host the 15th Summit of Heads of State of this organization on November 28 this year.
Neutral Turkmenistan promotes important initiatives and projects with major international organizations, including the Economic Cooperation Organization, to transform the regional cooperation into a constructive one. This in itself creates a solid foundation for fruitful relations for the long term.
9 сентября 2021 года по предложению Туркменистана на 102-м пленарном заседании 75-й сессии Генеральной Ассамблеи ООН единогласно принята резолюция «О сотрудничестве между Организацией Объединённых Наций и Организацией экономического сотрудничества».
Как известно, в рамках председательства Туркменистана в Организации экономического сотрудничества, 28 ноября текущего года в Ашхабаде состоится очередной 15-ый Саммит глав Государств этой организации.
Нейтральный Туркменистан продвигает важные инициативы и проекты с крупными международными организациями, включая Организацию экономического сотрудничества, чтобы преобразовать региональное сотрудничество в конструктивное. Это само по себе создает прочную основу для плодотворных отношений на длительный срок.