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SCO Cultural Ministers Meeting held in China

The 15th Cultural Ministers' Meeting of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Sanya, Hainan province, China.


  • The meeting was co-organized by the China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Hainan province's government.
  • The 18th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization scheduled to be held in Qingdao, 2018.
  • Sanya is hosting the meeting for the second time, as is also hosted the 7th SCO cultural ministers' meeting in 2010.
  • It aims to achieve more in-depth and creative multilateral cultural cooperation and to promote regional cultural cooperation and mutual understanding of the people.
  • India is participating in the Cultural Ministers’ Meet for first time as a full time member.
  • India became full member of the SCO on June 9, 2017, during the SCO Heads of State Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • In the meeting, the Indian delegation was led by the Minister of State for Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma.
  • He highlighted the role of culture in bringing the people together which is necessary for peaceful coexistence.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent intergovernmental international organization.
  • It comprises eight member states, - the People's Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Expected Questions

Who hosted the 15th SCO Cultural Minister’s Meet?
Sanya, China

What is the venue of the 18th SCO Summit 2018?
Quingdao, China

What does SCO stands for?
Shanghai Cooperation Organization

When did India become a full member of the SCO?
2017

SCO comprises how many member states?
8

Who is the Secretary General of the SCO?
Rashid Alimov

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