PM Modi to address SCO Summit to be held in Dushanbe on September 17
India is attending for the fourth time as a full-fledged member. It is expected that the member nations will discuss the unfolding situation in Afghanistan which has led to humanitarian crisis in the country.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 21st Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State on September 17 through virtual mode.
It is expected that the member nations will discuss the unfolding situation in Afghanistan which has led to humanitarian crisis in the country.
India is attending for the fourth time as a full-fledged member.
The meeting which will be held in Dushanbe, be chaired by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
For the first time, this meeting is being conducted in a hybrid format.
At Dushanbe, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will lead the Indian delegation.
The SCO Summit will be attended by the leaders of the SCO Member States, Observer States, Secretary General of the SCO, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), President of Turkmenistan and other invited guests.
“This Summit assumes significance as the organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year,” an official statement said.
Besides, the leaders are expected to review the organization’s activities over the past two decades and discuss the state and prospects of future cooperation.
“Topical issues of regional and international importance are also expected to be discussed,” it said.
The SCO is an intergovernmental organization founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001.
The member nations include China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and four observer states (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia).
It is interesting to see whether Afghanistan would be participating or not as there has been change in the regime after the fall out of Ashraf Ghani government and seized by the Taliban.
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