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SCO Countries Art Exhibition Invites Pakistani Children and Young Artists


Islamabad, 16 April 2024 (TDI): The Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), in collaboration with the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the SCO Secretariat, is proud to announce the launch of the SCO Countries Art Exhibition.

This exciting event aims to celebrate creativity and cultural exchange among the SCO member states, with a special invitation extended to the talented young artists of Pakistan.

Themed “The SCO Family in My Eyes,” the exhibition seeks to capture the essence of the “Shanghai Spirit” through the eyes of young artists.

Participants are encouraged to depict the vibrant tapestry of the SCO’s diverse cultures and shared values, highlighting themes of civilization mutual learning, green development, and scientific and technological innovation. Through their artworks, participants will narrate the compelling story of the SCO’s journey towards a brighter future.

Pakistani children aged between 5 to 16 years old are invited to join their peers from other SCO countries in showcasing their artistic prowess. This inclusive event offers a platform for young minds to express themselves creatively and foster cross-cultural understanding.

The event is now open for submissions, with the deadline set for June 1, 2024. Participants are encouraged to unleash their imagination and creativity to produce captivating artworks that reflect the spirit of the SCO.

For detailed information on the event, including regulations for artwork submission and contact details, interested participants are urged to follow the official Facebook page of the China Cultural Center in Pakistan, the Facebook account of the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, as well as the X (formerly Twitter) account of the Cultural Counsellor and Director of China Cultural Center in Pakistan.

Join us in celebrating the rich cultural heritage and artistic talent of the SCO member states at the SCO Countries Art Exhibition. Together, let us embrace the spirit of friendship and cooperation that defines the SCO family.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) stands as a significant regional bloc fostering cooperation and stability among its member states. Founded in 2001, the SCO comprises eight member states, including China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, representing over 40% of the world’s population.

Initially formed to address regional security concerns, the SCO has evolved into a multifaceted organization encompassing economic, political, and cultural cooperation. Central to its mission is the promotion of the “Shanghai Spirit,” characterized by mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for diverse civilizations, and pursuit of common development.

Through mechanisms such as summits, working groups, and joint exercises, the SCO addresses a wide range of issues, from counterterrorism and border security to trade and cultural exchange.

With its focus on enhancing regional stability and prosperity, the SCO continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the geopolitical landscape of Eurasia and beyond.

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