EAM S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO

EAM S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO

   Kautilya Academy    14-05-2020

It focused on developing cooperation within the SCO, tropical regional and global issues, and particularly the spread of the novel coronavirus.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries on 13 May. 

The foreign ministers and diplomats from eight different countries attended the meeting.

Highlights:

♦ The Meeting aimed to discuss the cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

♦ Discussion on the global challenges, preparedness, and response to the coronavirus crisis was held. 

♦ It focused on developing cooperation within the SCO, tropical regional and global issues, and particularly the spread of the novel coronavirus.

♦ They discussed the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Victory in WWII and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

♦ They also discussed the SCO summit in St Petersburg and other events as part of Russia's SCO Presidency that is scheduled to be held on 9-10 June.

♦ The conference was held under the chairmanship of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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