On April 24-25 this year the Deputy Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan B.Tursunov participated in the SCO Forum on "Promoting the Shanghai spirit, consolidating solidarity and mutual trust, deepening pragmatic cooperation". The event was organized by the Office of Advisers under the State Council of the People's Republic of China.
Experts from the SCO member-states, dialogue partners and observers states, in particular, Afghanistan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and Tajikistan took part in the Forum. The Chinese side was represented by the officials of the State Council of the PRC, experts of leading research institutes and think tanks.
The event discussed the issues of development cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure, advanced technologies, traditional and alternative energy, as well as in the cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The outcomes of the Forum were summed up by B.Tursunov, Deputy Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan, and Wu Hongbin, former Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Belarus and Bulgaria.
Participants of the Forum were acquainted with the information technological achievements of the Chinese company "Tencent". It should be highly noted that at present the total amount of users of this company reached 900 million people, the volume of capitalization exceeded $42 billion.