September 30, 2022

Defence Minister to address SCO Defence Ministers’ meet; member nations to discuss defence cooperation

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·        Raksha Mantri leaves on a 3-day visit to Dushanbe today

·        To address SCO Defence Ministers’ meet tomorrow

·        Member states to discuss defence cooperation issues

·        RM also expected to meet his Tajik counterpart

Dusanbe, Tajikistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Dushanbe, Tajikistan from July 27-29, 2021 to attend the annual meeting of the Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.

In Defence Ministers annual meeting, defence cooperation issues among SCO member states are discussed, and a communique is expected to be issued after the deliberations. The Defence Minister’s address at the meeting is slated for July 28.

A tweet in this regard from the Defence Minister’s official handle @DefenceMinIndia said:

During his visit to Dushanbe, the Defence 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. 

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