SCO summit

News Today 12.08.2022

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit scheduled to be held in Samarkand next month is shaping to be an important one. On the agenda for discussion between its eight member-states ~ China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan ~ are the Ukraine conflict, energy security, the food crisis, the situation in Afghanistan, terrorism, the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, trade, and connectivity. Uzbekistan, which currently holds the organisation’s rotating presidency, hosted a meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers in Tashkent a couple of weeks ago to finalise the framework agenda for the summit and presented over 15 draft documents which were agreed upon. But, as a researcher with the Mumbaibased think-tank Gateway House has pointed out in a recent article, there were two anomalies this time around. (Read More)


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