SCO Secretary-General press conference on SCO Day

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On 12 June 2020 the SCO Secretariat hosted a press conference by SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov on the forthcoming SCO Day.

The Secretary-General gave a detailed account of the Organisations' activities since the 19th meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council.

In addition, Mr Norov talked about the ongoing work under the Russian SCO Presidency and preparations for the St Petersburg SCO summit.

The Secretary-General replied to over 20 questions from the media regarding the SCO's role and place in the international relations system, the SCO's position on the PRC's Special Administrative District — Hong Kong, the SCO's actions on mitigating the socioeconomic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, and steps to increase cooperation in the economy, healthcare, and other areas.

In conclusion, the Secretary-General presented letters of acknowledgement to head of the TASS Beijing bureau, President of the SCO Press Club Andrei Kirillov and head of the Department of External Communications of the Renminwang site Liu Hui for their contributions to enhancing the positive image of the SCO and active interaction with the SCO Secretariat in promoting the organisation's creative agenda in the media.

Taking part in the press conference were permanent representatives of the SCO member states to the SCO Secretariat, diplomats from the SCO countries member states, SCO Press Club members — journalists from the news agencies and periodicals Xinhua, TASS, Renmin Ribao, Kazinform, RIA Novosti, Sputnik news agency, Khabar 24, and also CCTV and CGTN TV channels, China Radio International, and the China magazine.

Also, journalists from the Kabar state agency of Kyrgyzstan, Dunyo information agency of Uzbekistan, Khovar and Asia Plus of Tajikistan and representatives of the SCO Youth Platform — SCOLAR took part in the event via video conference.

Full text of the Secretary-General's statement

Full text of the Secretary-General's replies to media questions