Islamabad, June 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization Media Summit was held in Beijing on 1st June, 2018. The Media Summit was attended by leaders, representatives, diplomats and media delegates of member and observer states of the SCO, says a press release received here today from Beijing. Mr. Huang Kunming, Member of the Political Bureau and Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC delivered President Xi Jinping’s message in his key note speech and termed the event as an iconic occasion, made possible due to President Xi’s commitment to enhance media co-operation amongst SCO member states.
He said that given the destabilizing environment faced by the world, development of a mutually beneficial strategy to address our common concerns, aided through pivotal role of media, is the need of the day. Mr. Shafqat Jalil, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, leading Pakistani delegation, congratulated SCO member states representatives for successfully organizing the Media Summit. Media, he said, can play a positive role in promoting inter-SCO harmony for maintaining peace, security and stability in the region and SCO provides the perfect platform.
He termed Pakistani media as vibrant with potential for tremendous growth through collaboration of media organizations under the SCO umbrella. Mr. Jiang Jianguo, Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of CPC, conducted the proceedings of the 1st SCO Media Summit hosted by China. Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid and SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov were also present on the occasion. The Summit concluded with launch of the “1st Shanghai Cooperation Organization Media Summit Initiative on Strengthening Media Exchanges and Cooperation” followed by signing ceremony of MoU and agreements.
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