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Vladimir Norov, SCO Secretary-General

Born 31 August 1955 in the Bukhara Region.

Graduated from the Bukhara State Pedagogical Institute in 1976, the Academy of the Interior Ministry of the USSR in 1985. Completed postgraduate studies at the Academy of the Interior Ministry of the USSR in 1990. PhD in Jurisprudence. Fluent in Fluent in English, German, Russian and Tajik languages.

1978-1990: Worked in different positions at the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Bukhara Region;

1990-1992: Head of the Criminal Investigations Department at the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Bukhara Region;

1992-1995: Expert, consultant on administrative and legal issues at the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1995-1996: Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1996-1998: State Councillor of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

1998-2003: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Germany, Switzerland and Poland;

2003-2004: First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2004-2006: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Belgium, head of the mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the European Union (EU) and NATO;

2006-2010: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2010-2013: First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2013-2017: Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Benelux countries, head of the mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the EU and NATO;

2017-2018: Director of the Institute of Strategic and Regional Research under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

SCO Secretary-General since 1 January 2019.

He holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Awarded the Order of Mekhnat Shukhrati (Glory of Labour) of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2003.

Married with three children.