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Swaraj arrives in Tajikistan to attend key conclave of OCS | News from India

DUSHANBE: The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj arrived Thursday at the Tajik capital of Dushanbe to attend the meeting of two days of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which should strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism, in addition to deliberate on pressing regional and global issues.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in Dushanbe, the magnificent capital of Tajikistan to attend the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO," said Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson for the Department of External Affairs.

Kumar said that over the next two days, the minister would attend meetings related to the SCO, hold bilateral talks and dialogue with the Indian community of Tajikistan.

The meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG) should also consider the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and the Korean Peninsula. This will be the second meeting of the CHG since India became a full member of the SCO in June 2017.

India has been an observer in the SCO since 2005 and has generally participated in the group's ministerial meetings, which focus on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.

India became a full member of the group dominated by China last year and the entry of New Delhi into this group is expected to accentuate in the weight the bloc in regional geopolitical and trade negotiations, in addition to giving it a pan-Asian hue.

Along with India, Pakistan also agreed to become a member of the SCO last year.

The OCS was founded at a summit in Shanghai in 2001 by the Presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and ] Uzbekistan . India and Pakistan

The bloc currently has eight member countries representing approximately 42% of the world's population and 20% of global GDP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an official delegation to the SCO summit in Qingdao, China, in June.

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