On 8 July 2022, SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming had a meeting with Pierre Kraehenbuehl, Head of the Regional East Asia Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Pierre Kraehenbuehl congratulated Zhang Ming on assuming office and praised the SCO's achievements in the past 20 years. He also discussed ICRC activities in various regions, including Afghanistan.
The SCO Secretary-General noted the ICRC's important role in providing humanitarian aid in conflict zones and briefed his partner on current SCO activities and the main 2022 events.
The sides exchanged opinions on expanding future cooperation between the SCO and the ICRC, on drafting an interaction plan and on holding joint events under the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.