The first Annual Meeting of the Silk Road Think Tanks Network, or SiLKS, was held in Warsaw on June 20, 2016. The meeting was organized by the Development and Research Center of the State Council (DRC) and dozens of think tanks and institutions around the world.
DRC president Li Wei and Vuk Jeremić, President of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, attended the meeting.
Cheng Guoqiang, Director-General of the International Cooperation Department of the DRC, delivered a work report on behalf of the SiLKS secretariat introducing the work of SiLKS in the past six months. Jiang Xiheng, Vice-Director-General of SiLKS’s International Cooperation Department, spoke on the department’s cooperation procedures and its electronic cooperation platform.
The meeting discussed the “Governing principles of SiLKS” and reached agreement on the UNDP’s “South-South Cooperation in SiLKS”.
Thirty-two partners and institutions took part in the meeting, including delegations from 27 thinks tanks and relevant institutions from 21 countries, and officials from 5 international organizations.