SCO Summit set to commence in Samarkand today
16 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
After two years after the COVID-19 epidemic, the 22nd Summit of the Council of Heads of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States (SCO-CoHS) is scheduled to begin on Friday in Samarkand, Uzbe...
After two years after the COVID-19 epidemic, the 22nd Summit of the Council of Heads of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States (SCO-CoHS) is scheduled to begin on Friday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Samarkand on Thursday night to attend the SCO Summit. The leaders are anticipated to assess the SCO’s activities and talk about potential areas of future cooperation during the summit. At the conclusion of the Samarkand Summit, India will take over the rotating annual chairmanship of the SCO, which is now held by Uzbekistan.
On the sidelines of the SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to meet with the leaders of Russia and Uzbekistan, including Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan.
This is the first SCO Summit to take place in person since the Covid pandemic hit the globe. In June 2019, the SCO Heads of State Summit took place for the final time in person in Bishkek.
Currently, SCO consists of eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), four Observer States (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia) that are interested in obtaining full membership, and six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey).
Shanghai Five, which were established in 1996, evolved into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2001 when Uzbekistan was added.
With the addition of India and Pakistan in 2017 and the choice to accept Tehran as a full member in 2021, the SCO grew to become one of the biggest multilateral organisations, representing close to 30% of the global GDP and 40% of the world’s population.
SCO offers promise in a number of fresh industries where all the member nations might discover shared interests. India has already made significant efforts to promote collaboration in traditional medicine, science and technology, and startups and innovation.
India has made serious efforts to promote peace, prosperity, and stability throughout the whole Eurasian area in general and among the SCO members in particular since the time of its full membership.