THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AS A POTENTIAL ECONOMIC PLATFORM
Comprising over one quarter of the world’s population and stretching over half of Asia, the SCO has laid down a strong foundation of political and security relations amongst its members, underpinned by numerous intergovernmental agreements. There is a growing interest in expanding this platform into the economic realm, increasing trade and investment activities while facilitating closer business ties. Which are the key areas where the SCO can serve as a platform for better economic ties amongst its members? What initiatives should governments undertake to realize this potential?
Dmitry Mezentsev , Member of The Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy; Chairman, Society of Russian-Chinese Friendship