OMSK, June 27. /TASS/. Young leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will have a meeting in Russia’s Omsk in September, the regional government told TASS on Monday.
"The forum will take place between September 19 and 23, and we expect participation of delegations from Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan," the organizers said, "We also expect representatives from the foreign affairs and from economic development ministries."
They also expect participation of ministers and high-ranking officials responsible for youth affairs, as well as leaders of major youth organizations. Head of the Russian youth authority, Rosmolodezh, Sergei Pospelov suggested organizing the forum along with celebration of the 300th anniversary of Omsk, which was supported by the region’s Governor Viktor Nazarov.
The forum’s key event would be the 10th meeting of the SCO Youth Council, where the young leaders will discuss results of work in 2015-2016 and will make plans for 2016-2017. The plenary session will be devoted to involvement of the youth in work of SCO institutes.
The SCO Youth Council was organized at a meeting of the Youth Assembly in May, 2009 in Yekaterinburg.