Dr Jaishankar meets SCO Secy Gen Vladimir Norov
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Dr Jaishankar meets SCO Secy Gen Vladimir Norov

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New Delhi, Jan 13 : External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar held a meeting with Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary General Vladimir Norov here on Monday.

"Received Secretary General Shanghai Cooperation Organization Vladimir Norov. Reviewed the progress in our cooperation as India prepares to take up the responsibility of chairing the Council of SCO Heads of Government," Dr Jaishankar tweeted.

He also appreciated the SCO’s efforts to promote tourism among member states. "The Eight Wonders of SCO, which includes the Statue of Unity (of Sardar Vallabhbai Patel in Gujarat) will surely serve as an inspiration," the Minister said.

Mr Vladimir Norov will also attend the three-day long Raisina Dialogue beginning Tuesday. India and Pakistan were admitted as full members of SCO in 2017. India is set to host the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation this year. It will be the first such high level meeting of the eight-member grouping to be hosted in New Delhi after its admission to the bloc.

The Heads of State Council is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO and meets once a year. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are original members of the SCO. (UNI)

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