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SCO Tourism Ministers’ Conference held in China

The SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Tourism Ministers’ Conference was held in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.


  • This is the first tourism ministerial meeting between member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
  • India was represented at the Conference by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, India, K. J. Alphons.
  • He mentioned that India’s Tourism sector is growing fast and has got an emerging market for outbound travel and a tremendous potential for tourism co-operation with the SCO region.
  • The delegation leaders passed the draft of their 2019-20 Joint Action Plan for implementing an outline of tourism cooperation among SCO member states.
  • The draft will be submitted to the SCO summit for official signing.
  • The SCO Summit will be held in Qingdao, Shandong province, in June 2018.
  • The total population of SCO member states amounts to nearly half the world's population. Therefore the rich tourism resources in these countries will unleash the potential of tourism development.

Expected Questions

Question 1. What is the venue of SCO Tourism Ministers’ Conference 2018?
Wuhan, China

Question 2. What does SCO stands for?
Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Question 3. When was the SCO established?
15th June 2001

Question 4. In which year did India and Pakistan became full members of the SCO?
2017

Question 5. What is the venue for the SCO Summit 2018?
Qingdao, China

Question 6. Where are the headquarters of SCO located?
Shanghai, China

Question 7. Who is the Secretary General of the SCO?
Rashid Alimov

SCO Tourism Ministers’ Conference held in China SCO Tourism Ministers’ Conference held in China Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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