Sushma Swaraj to attend SCO meeting in Tajikistan today

Source: PTI

The external affairs minister will be participating in the two-day event starting today

Sushma Swaraj will be participating in the 17th edition of the two-day Council of Heads of Government (CHG) meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, starting today.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) also known as the Shanghai pact, is a Eurasian political, economic and security allegiance.  It’s current member countries are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.

Source: Kathmandu Post

Swaraj had attended last year’s meeting as well, at Sochi. Swaraj’s programme in Dushanbe will include participation in the SCO CHG meeting, as well as extended formats.

The leaders will be discussing prospects for the further development of SCO and will exchange in-depth views on current international and regional issues, a report by ANI said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had led the official delegation to the SCO summit in Quingdao, China in June.

India has also participated in a number of meetings of the organization, with over 12 ministerial-level meetings since joining SCO last year.