SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met with scholars of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute for Far Eastern Studies. During the expanded meeting of the Board of Academics, they discussed the current state and prospects of multi-faceted and multilateral cooperation in the SCO.
Mr Alimov spoke about the key results of the organisation's work this year as well as its main activities.
"The SCO has vast development prospects; the organisation's potential is the sum of the potential of its member states, which represent a significant portion of the global economy, a key element of the global political architecture and ample cultural and humanitarian wealth," he noted.
The participants exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation in the SCO and discussed issues related to practical policy, security, economic and cultural cooperation.
The Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute for Far Eastern Studies is the main research institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences coordinating the study of modern China, Japan, Korea, international political problems and the economic integration process in the Asia-Pacific region. Located in Moscow, the institute is the inheritor of over 200-year-old democratic traditions of Chinese and Asian studies in Russia.