The Next Stage of the SCO Business Agenda
Collaboration within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a priority for Russia’s foreign policy. In 2017, India and Pakistan became fully fledged members of the organization. Over the past year, they have been increasingly involved in the organization’s work, and have become members of the SCO Business Council. Strengthening of the role of the Business Council in the trade and economic agenda of the SCO is considered as a necessary precondition for full realization of the potential of trade and investment cooperation. What is the common business agenda and what opportunities exist for the representatives of observer states to participate in the process? What does the future hold for the cooperation between the Business Council and the working groups of the Organization? How can we eliminate barriers to trade and foster deeper industrial and technological cooperation, including through the creation of new production chains and the use of international financial instruments?
Sergey Katyrin, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Daniil Algulyan, Senior Vice President, Export Financing and Documentary Operations, State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)"
Rashid Alimov, Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Boris Dubrovsky, Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President, The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)
Vladimir Ulahovich, Chairman, Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Yu Jianlong, Secretary General, China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)
Front row participant
Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights