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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: National Security Advisors meet in Delhi today; Pakistan, China to join virtually

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will open a meeting of National Security Advisors (NSA) and top officials in New Delhi on Wednesday. India is the current chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, (SCO). Pakistan and China are expected to attend the SCO-NSA meeting virtually.

Inter-governmental organization Shanghai Cooperation Organization comprises eight member states – India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It was established in 2001. In 2022, India assumed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Chairship for 2023.

Russian official to attend meet

A Russian embassy official said that the secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev, will attend the annual meeting of the secretaries of security councils of SCO member states in New Delhi on Wednesday.

India became a full member of SCO on June 9 in 2017. There are four Observer States viz Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia and six dialogue partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

A major regional powerhouse, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)  was established nearly 20 years ago with the aim of promoting economic, political, and military cooperation among member nations. The eight-member countries of SCO represent around 42 per cent of the world’s total population and 25 per cent of the global GDP.

SCO tourism admin meet

Pakistan attended the meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Tourism administrations in Varanasi this month.

Meanwhile, officials from Russia, Tajikistan and India virtually participated in the SCO meeting of tourism administrations in Varanasi recemtly, said a Tourism Ministry’s press release.

India is holding a host of events leading up to the SCO summit in Goa this summer. Notably, the next important SCO meeting will be the defence ministers’ meeting in Delhi from April 27-29.

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