Wang Kaiwen: SCO Forum makes a significant intellectual contribution to the development and implementation of steps in the practical activities of the SCO

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Wang Kaiwen: SCO Forum makes a significant intellectual contribution to the development and implementation of steps in the practical activities of the SCO 15.05.2017 15:14

Wang Kaiwen: SCO Forum makes a significant intellectual contribution to the development and implementation of steps in the SCO's activities. The Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Wang Kaiwen, the head of the delegation of the SCO Secretariat attended the current XII meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Forum (May 11-12, Tashkent) made a speech at the opening ceremony of the event.

During the speech, the Deputy Secretary General of the SCO highly appreciated the work of the SCO Forum as a well-established mechanism of scientific support for the activities of the Organization.

Wang Kaiwen drew participants' attention to a number of peculiarities of the work of the SCO Forum, which takes place on the eve of the Astana summit of the SCO. "First, in Astana, as expected, the heads of the founding states of the SCO will decide on the admission of India and Pakistan into full-fledged members of the Organization. There is no doubt that India and Pakistan, given their weight in regional and world affairs, will make their significant contribution to strengthening the Organization, including the scientific dimension. Secondly, on June 7 of this year, the 15th anniversary of the signing of the basic document of the SCO Charter will be celebrated in St. Petersburg In the jubilee year, it is possible from a scientific point of view to carefully look at this historical document, assess its contribution to the theory and practice of international relations, as well as the role it plays in the fate of the Organization”, said the SCO Deputy Secretary-General.

Wang Kaiwen informed representatives of the scientific and expert communities of the "SCO family" that the holding of scientific symposiums at the SCO headquarters in Beijing has already become a tradition. "In October 2016, the first Conference on trade and economic cooperation in the SCO space was held. Its results created the prerequisites for holding the SCO Economic Forum on an annual basis.

In March of this year, a scientific symposium was organized, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the founding document of our Organization - the SCO Charter. We intend to continue the practice of "full-time and correspondence" advice with scientists and the expert community on topical issues on the SCO agenda, "he said.

At the end of his speech, the SCO Deputy Secretary General noted that the SCO Forum, being the so-called "second track", gathers the best representatives of the scientific and expert communities of the "SCO family" countries. The results of the annual meetings become a significant intellectual contribution to the development and implementation of further practical steps Activities of the Organization.

 

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