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Belarus attends first SCO Women's Forum

Society 16.05.2018 | 18:42

MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) – Representatives of the Belarusian Women's Union are taking part in the First Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Forum on Women which is underway in Beijing, BelTA learned from the association.

The event is held as part of the SCO Summit which is to be held under the presidency of the People's Republic of China in Qingdao on 9-10 June. The forum will be used to promote dialogue and strengthen humanitarian ties between the SCO member states and observers.

Taking part in the forum are First Deputy Chairperson of the Belarusian Women's Union Sevtlana Sitnikova and Deputy Chairperson Antonina Morova.

The forum comprises three panel discussions on Women and Innovative Development, Women and the Wonderful World, Women and Mutually Beneficial Cooperation. The program of the forum also includes a photo exhibition and visits to the sites chosen for the implementation of projects to support urban and rural women in doing business, the development of high-tech and internet companies. The forum focuses on harnessing the power of women for common development.

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