Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India in the meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 1-2 November 2019.
This will be the third CHG meeting after India became member of SCO. The last two CHG meetings were held on 30 November – 1 December 2017, in Sochi, Russia, and on 11-12 October 2018 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
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 leaders participating in the Meeting are expected to focus their discussions on the multilateral economic cooperation/economic development in the SCO region.
On the sidelines of the Council of Heads of Government meeting, Rajnath Singh’s programme in Tashkent will include bilateral meeting(s).