SCO Meeting: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov arrives in Goa, will hold bilateral meeting with Jaishankar

SCO Meeting

SCO Meeting: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived at Dabolim airport in Goa on Thursday morning. Let us tell you that a two-day meeting of the foreign ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is being held in Goa. Lavrov has reached Goa to attend the meeting. He was accompanied by a delegation. After attending the meeting, Lavrov will hold a bilateral meeting with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.

The foreign ministers of China and Pakistan are among those who will personally attend the meeting. It is being said that the two ministers will discuss several important geopolitical issues including economic cooperation and regional security among SCO members. Lavrov is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other SCO countries.

Lavrov’s second visit to India in 2023

This is the second time this year that Lavrov has visited India. Earlier, he had attended the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in New Delhi in March. According to the information, India will also host a cultural program and dinner for its counterparts from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan this evening.

The SCO foreign ministers’ meeting on Friday assumes significance as it is taking place against the backdrop of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Explain that the theme of India’s SCO chairmanship in 2023 is ‘Secure-SCO’. India attaches special importance to the SCO in promoting multilateralism, political, security, economic and people-to-people contacts in the region. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization established in 2001.

Prior to the Foreign Ministers’ meeting, the SCO Defense Ministers’ meeting was held in New Delhi this April which was attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and discussed ways to further accelerate the participation of the Russian defense industry in the ‘Make in India’ initiative. was discussed.

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