External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for Dushanbe to participate in the two-day meet of the Council of Heads of Government, CHG of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, SCO in Tajikistan beginning today. Mrs Swaraj will take part in both restricted as well as extended formats of the meet.
The CHG meeting is a forum that enables India to engage with SCO member countries and Observer states of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia. It is the first major meeting since Kyrgyzstan took over as chair of the Organisation.
The leaders will be discussing prospects for the further development of the SCO and will exchange in-depth views on current international and regional issues. India became a full member of SCO in 2017