SAMARKAND SCO SUMMIT: Dialogue and Cooperation in the Interconnected World

16 September 2022

The chairmanship of Uzbekistan in the SCO fell on a dynamic period, rather full of various events and trends – a period of “historical break”, when one era ends and another, still unpredictable and unknown, begins.

The modern system of international cooperation, based on universal principles and norms, is beginning to break significantly. One of the main reasons for this is a deep crisis of confidence at the global level, which, in turn, provokes geopolitical confrontation and the risks of reviving stereotypes of bloc thinking. This process of mutual exclusion makes it difficult for the global economy to resume its natural course and for global supply chains to recover.

Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan