SCO holds first media summit
ISLAMABAD: The first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Media Summit was held in Beijing on Friday, attended by leaders, representatives, diplomats and media delegates of member and observer states. China’s President Xi Jinping said given the unstable global environment, it is necessary to develop a mutually beneficial strategy to address common concerns with the media’s help. Shafqat Jalil, additional secretary of Pakistan’s Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, who led his country’s delegation, congratulated the SCO for organizing the summit. Pakistani media is vibrant, with potential for tremendous growth via collaboration with media organizations under the SCO umbrella, he said. Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khalid and SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov were also present. The summit concluded with the launch of the Initiative on Strengthening Media Exchanges and Cooperation, followed by a signing ceremony of memoranda of understanding and agreements.