Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to participate in SCO meeting in Uzbekistan

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to participate in SCO meeting in Uzbekistan

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will leave for Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 1 Nov 2019 to attend a key meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and participate in bilateral engagements with the Uzbekistan government.

He will represent India in the meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of SCO at Tashkent on November 2, 2019. The leaders participating in the meeting are expected to focus their discussions on the multilateral economic cooperation in the SCO region.

India is actively engaged in various Shanghai Cooperation Organisation  (SCO) cooperation dialogue mechanisms and further developing multilateral cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) framework.

This will be the third CHG meeting after India became a member of SCO. The last two CHG meetings were held between November 30- December 1, 2017 at Sochi in Russia and October 11-12, 2018 at Dushanbe in Tajikistan.

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will have bilateral engagements on November 2-3. He will hold a meeting with Major General Kurbanov Bakhodir Nizamovich, Minister of Defence of Uzbekistan to discuss issues of bilateral defence cooperation. It may be noted that Armies of the two countries would be participating in the first-ever India-Uzbekistan joint exercise ‘Dostlik 2019’. The exercise will be conducted from November 4-13, 2019

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