Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Attend SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left July 27 to attend the three- day annual meeting of the Defence Ministers Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The meeting will discuss defence cooperation issues among SCO member states  with a communique  expected to be issued after the deliberations. Singh’s address at the meeting is slated for July 28.

During his visit, the Minister is also expected to meet his Tajik counterpart Col Gen Sherali Mirzo to discuss bilateral issues and other issues of mutual interest. It may be recalled that Tajikistan is chairing the SCO this year and hosting series of Ministerial and official-level meetings.