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Sushma Swaraj Attends Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit at Sochi in Russia. 

Sushma Swaraj Attends Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit
  • In June 2017, India and Pakistan had become full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • This summit is also seen as a political and security organisation to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts.
  • India had been an observer at the SCO since 2005.
  • In June, India and Pakistan had become full-fledged members of the SCO.
  • India's membership was strongly pushed by Russia while Pakistan's entry into the grouping was backed by China.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

  • Formation - 15 June 2001
  • Headquarters - Beijing, China
  • Secretary General: Rashid Alimov
  • Member states: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan
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