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India SCO Summit and Related Developments

Published Jun 11, 2019
Updated Apr 14, 2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the meeting of Council of Heads of State (CHS) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) on June 13-14, 2019. This will be the second CHS meeting after India became member of SCO. Prime Minister Modi had also attended the last CHS meeting in Qingdao (China) on June 9-10, 2018. India actively took part in the various SCO dialogue mechanisms under the Chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic over the past year.

The leaders participating in the Summit are expected to focus their discussions on the global security situation, multilateral economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges and also on topical issues of international and regional importance. On the sidelines of CHS meeting, PM’s programme in Bishkek will include a number of bilateral meetings.    

In pursuance of a joint decision taken during the visit of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to Tajikistan in July, 2015 , the first Consular Consultations between India and Tajikistan were co-chaired by Shri Sanjiv Arora, Secretary [Consular, Passport & Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs], Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and H.E. Mr. Zohir Ozod Saidzoda, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan in Dushanbe on 7 June 2019.

Secretary [CPV&OIA] was accompanied by Shri Somnath Ghosh, Ambassador of India to Tajikistan and other officials; the Tajik delegation also included a number of senior officials. The highly friendly and constructive discussions covered a wide range of issues of mutual interest, aimed at further facilitating and promoting people to people contacts and exchanges in diverse spheres, including tourism, business, education, etc.

During his visit, Secretary [CPV&OIA] also addressed the Convocation Ceremony at the historic Avicenna Tajik State Medical University [ATSMU] and interacted with the Rector and other senior officials and faculty and Indian students; ATSMU has 1200 Indian students, 90 of whom obtained MBBS degree on this occasion.

He also met with a broad-based gathering of the accomplished and highly regarded Indian community in Tajikistan at an event organized by the Embassy of India at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre [SVCC]; the programme included remarks by the Ambassador and Secretary [CPV&OIA], Q & A Session and a cultural performance by Tajik students learning music and dance at SVCC.