On August 20, 2021, BISR analyst Yuri Yarmolinsky took part in International dedicated to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 20th anniversary, "20 Years of SCO: From Regional Forum to Global Recognition".
The event was held inside the Presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan in the SCO and was organized by the the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Participants of the representative international forum from Azerbaijan, India, Iran, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, CIS Executive Committee, SCO Secretariat and the SCO RATS discussed a wide range of issues.
The key leitmotif in the majority of statements was the narrative that under ongoing transformation of international relations, the SCO is becoming an effective mechanism for cooperation and ensuring regional security in greater Eurasia, including in the context of resolving the Afghan crisis.
An important point was the statement of the importance of regionalization processes, which is facilitated by the synergy of the SCO, CIS, CSTO and the CICA resources and potential
The BISR representative provided the participants of the international forum with a report “Expansion and strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the SCO as an effective instrument of the national "turn to Asia".