India is set to host a meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) -National Security Advisors (NSA) and top officials in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The NSA Ajit Kumar Doval will chaired the meeting. Pakistan and China are likely to attend the SCO-NSA meeting virtually and the secretary of the security council of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Patrushev will also attend the meeting.
In 2017, India became a full member of SCO. In 2022, India assumed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Chairship for 2023. While the SCO summit is scheduled to take place in Goa. The next important SCO meeting will be the defence ministers’ meeting on April 27-29 in Delhi.
In 2001, SCO was established and is an intergovernmental organization comprising eight member states, namely, India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. There are four Observer States viz Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia and six dialogue partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
The SCO is a major regional powerhouse to promote economic, political, and military cooperation among its member nations. The member countries of SCO represent around 42 per cent of the world’s total population and 25 per cent of the global GDP.
Earlier this month, Pakistan and other members also attended the meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Tourism administrations held in Kashi.
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