|The SCO Youth Gathered in Yekaterinburg|
|A foundation conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Youth Association is being held in Yekaterinburg. According to its organizers, this event will become symbolic before Summit of the Heads of the SCO member states that will take place this June in the Ural capital city.
Envoys of the national youth organizations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states take part in the conference. Representatives of the SCO observer states, governmental and legislative authorities of Russia and Sverdlovskaya oblast are also invited.
The meeting organizers noted that creation of a youth wing of SCO will permit to deepen cultural and educational ties between the SCO member states, as well as to give a fresh impetus to work of one of the most dynamically developing international organizations in the world.
To the address of the organizers, participants and guests of the foundation conference of the SCO Youth Council messages of greetings were sent from the Heads of both Chambers of the Federal Assembly. “The actual challenges of the present our countries face, require deepening of the intergovernmental relations based on mutual trust, respect and friendship. It is just on these principles that cooperation within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is being carried out,” State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov noted in his welcoming speech. “… Cooperation between our countries is aimed at making a vital contribution to arrangement of conditions for future development. Along with this, the SCO countries youth participation in common work is of particular significance.”
The Chairman of the Federal Council of Russia Sergey Mironov, in his turn noted: “I support youth’s ambition to represent its positions on the state policy overriding problems of social interest. Day-to-day creative work for maintenance and development of the international contacts becomes an attractive and prestigious activity for the young generation.”
Heads of the Houses of the Russian Parliament wished the foundation conference participants constructive and effective work, great success and new achievements for the benefit of our nations.