21st SCO Summit to be held in Dushanbe on September 17, PM Modi to attend meet virtually | India News – Times of India

21st SCO Summit to be held in Dushanbe on September 17, PM Modi to attend meet virtually | India News – Times of India
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NEW DELHI: The 21st meeting of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Council of Heads of State will be held on September 17 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in a hybrid format. The meeting will be chaired by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian delegation and address the plenary session of the SCO Summit via video-link, external affairs minister Dr. S Jaishankar will representation the country in Dushanbe.
The 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), Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and other invited guests.
This is the first SCO Summit being held in a hybrid format and the fourth that India will participate as a full-fledged member of SCO. This Summit assumes significance as the organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
At the Summit, 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.





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