On 23 November, Secretary-General Zhang Ming met with Director of the SCO Cultural Integration Centre in the Kyrgyz Republic Nursultan Adenov on the sidelines of the SCO Year of Tourism 2023 Forum in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.
During the meeting, Nursultan Adenov spoke about the results of the SCO People’s Diplomacy Forum held on 15 June 2023 in Qingdao, China. He also informed the Secretary-General about the ongoing efforts to further develop cooperation between the people’s diplomacy institutions of China, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
For his part, Zhang Ming expressed his gratitude to the Cultural Integration Centre for participating in the SCO Year of Tourism 2023 Forum. He emphasised the important role of people-to-people diplomacy in strengthening mutual understanding and cultural and humanitarian ties within the SCO, as well as promoting cooperation in tourism.