Zhang Xu, Chinese vice-minister of Culture and Tourism gives a speech at the conference, May 22, 2020. [Photo/mct.gov.cn]

Leaders in tourism sectors from Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries convened on Friday through a video conference to exchange ideas on further promoting exchanges in the field of tourism.

Participants at the meeting shared information on the current situation of their domestic travel industry and the measures they’ve taken to stimulate the potential of the tourism sector.

Conference attendees reached an agreement that they would support each other to mitigate the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.