New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the 17th Council of Heads of Government meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 11-12, it was announced on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Sushma Swaraj will participate in the SCO Council of Heads of Government meeting, both in the restricted as well as extended formats.
“The leaders will be discussing prospects for further development of SCO and will exchange in-depth views on current international and regional issues,” the statement said.
The SCO is a Eurasian inter-governmental organisation, the creation of which was announced in 2001 in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism. India, along with Pakistan, was granted full membership of the bloc in June last year.