India to host SCO Heads of Government meet today

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China June 10, 2018. (Photo Credit: REUTERS)

New Delhi [India], November 30: India is set to have the nineteenth gathering of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in a virtual configuration on Monday, which will be led by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, the Ministry of External Affairs has said.

This is the first occasion when that a Summit-level Meeting will be held under India's Chairmanship since it increased full participation of the association in 2017, MEA said in an articulation.

The Prime Ministers from the SCO Member States of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will go to the SCO meeting.

Pakistan will be spoken to by the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Aside from the SCO Member States, the four Observer States of SCO will likewise partake including the President of Afghanistan, the First Vice President of Iran, the Prime Minister of Belarus, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia.

Turkmenistan has been welcomed as a Special Guest of the Host and will be spoken to by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers. The two collections of SCO will be spoken to by the SCO Secretary-General and the Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti Terrorist Structure (RATS). The Chairmen of the SCO Business Council and the SCO Interbank Association will likewise be available.

" India thinks about the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a significant local association to advance participation in the zones of harmony, security, exchange, economy, and culture. India is focused on extending our participation with SCO by playing a proactive, positive, and useful function in the association," the assertion said.

India expected the Chairmanship of the SCO Council of Heads of Government on November 2, 2019, according to revolution from the past Chair - Uzbekistan and will finish its year-long residency on November 30, 2020, by facilitating the nineteenth meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG).

Over the span of our Chairmanship of the SCO Council of Heads of Government in 2020, India has especially centered around making three new mainstays of participation: Startups and Innovation, Science and Technology, and Traditional Medicine and furthermore proposed numerous other solid activities. India has offered to make and Chair another Special Working Group on Startups and Innovation and to set up another Expert Working Group on Cooperation in Traditional Medicine.

India has likewise coordinated in the virtual organization, the first-historically speaking SCO Young Scientists Conclave(24-28 Nov) in which in excess of 200 youthful researchers took an interest, the first-since forever Consortium of SCO Economic Think Tanks (Aug 20-21), and the first-historically speaking SCO Startup Forum (Oct 27). In the B2B design, FICCI has met the main SCO Business Conclave (Nov 23) with unique accentuation on Cooperation in MSMEs through the public parts of the SCO Business Council.

In this year, India has additionally facilitated the gathering of SCO Ministers answerable for External Economy and Foreign Trade on October 28 and the gathering of SCO Ministers for Justice on sixteenth October in the video-meeting design.

On the social philanthropic side, India has actualized PM's declarations made at the Bishkek Summit at the SCO Heads of State in 2019. They include: facilitating the first-since forever SCO Digital Exhibition on Shared Buddhist Heritage by the National Museum, which will be initiated on November 30, and the interpretation of 10 works of art of Indian territorial writing into Russian and Chinese dialects. India has likewise proposed to have the SCO Food Festival in 2021.

"By Chairing the nineteenth gathering of the SCO Council of Heads of Government on November 30, India would like to additionally reinforce more prominent exchange, financial and social participation inside SCO by putting people at the focal point of SCO exercises and to cultivate more noteworthy harmony and thriving in the area. We trust that India's drives won't just be useful for the SCO Member States in conquering the financial difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic yet will likewise flag our proceeded with responsibility to reinforcing the association," the assertion said.

The Summit will end with the selection of the Joint Communique under the Chairmanship of the Vice President of India. (ANI)

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