Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to represent India at SCO meet in Tashkent

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India at a two-day meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of SCO in Tashkent, Uzbekistan beginning November 1.

This will be the third CHG meeting after India became member of SCO.

The last two CHG meetings were held in Sochi in Russia in 2017 and in Dushanbe in Tajikistan in 2018.

“Rajnath Singh will represent India in the meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of SCO in Tashkent on November 1-2,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

India is actively engaged in various SCO cooperation activities/dialogue mechanisms in the region as well as to further develop multilateral cooperation within the SCO framework, the statement said.

The leaders participating in the Meeting are expected to focus their discussions on the multilateral economic cooperation/economic development in the SCO region, it said.