On 26 May 2022, Russia chaired the 17th SCO Forum meeting, via videoconference. The Centre of East Asia and SCO Studies at the MGIMO University of the Russian Foreign Ministry organised the event. Attending the meeting were about 40 experts and political analysts from India, Kazakhstan, China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov spoke at the opening ceremony.
The participants discussed three main subjects in detail, namely, more intensive interaction between the SCO states in the field of international security, economic cooperation matters and expanded cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
During the Forum, scientists suggested many useful ideas and considerations, which the SCO governing bodies will take into consideration in their work.
The SCO Forum was established in 2006 as a consultative-expert mechanism that brings together the research and development and political-science circles of the SCO member states.