MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) - Consul General of Belarus in Shanghai Andrei Andreev took part in the opening of the SCO seminar on rural development and poverty alleviation on 5 December, BelTA learned from the Belarusian foreign mission in Shanghai.
Andrey Andreev stressed that efforts to improve the well-being of people, to promote social justice and sustainable socio-economic development of SCO members and candidate countries are critically important for confronting the challenges facing the organization. In this regard, an intensive exchange of practical experience is necessary, primarily in terms of ensuring a decent standard of living for people, and Belarus is ready to take an active part in this process.
During the event, which will last until 9 December, more than 120 representatives of government bodies, local administrations and research organizations of SCO members and candidate countries are set to discuss issues of improving the welfare of rural communities and to get acquainted with the successful experience of the Chinese province of Jiangxi in this area.
The seminar, with the participation of representatives of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, has been organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, the National Rural Revitalization Administration of the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Jiangxi Province.