Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Tashkent on 24th August 2022 and will attend the SCO Defence Ministers Meeting, which will be held on August 24. Rajnath Singh also held a bilateral meeting with Uzbekistan counterpart Lt Gen Bakhodir Kurbanov. During the Annual Meeting, the SCO Member States will focus on defence cooperation and it is expected that a joint communique will be issued after the deliberations.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has Nine-members.
- Recently, the Conversion of Iran Status was changed to Full-time Member from Oberserver Status, in the 21st Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation by video Conferencing mode in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
- Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was founded on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the Heads of the following nations, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
- India and Pakistan signed the memorandum of obligations (MOB) in June 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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