India to host SCO summit in virtual format in July

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

India will host a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in a virtual format in July, the external affairs ministry said on Tuesday, adding that heads of state of all members, including Russia, China and Pakistan were invited.

The eight-member bloc’s defense and foreign ministers attended in-person meetings in India earlier this year.


For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

China’s defense minister came to India in April for a meeting of the SCO’s defense ministers, the first visit of a Chinese defense minister to India since a Himalayan border clash between the two countries’ troops in May 2020.

Pakistan’s foreign minister visited India earlier this month, but his trip did not suggest any thaw in their frosty relations.

The SCO is a political and security bloc that includes Russia and China, and India has been the chair since September.

Read more:

Indian wrestlers hold off throwing medals into Ganges as part of sexual abuse protest

Top shipper of Russian oil gets Indian cover as Western certifiers exit

US says Ukraine differences won’t hurt robust relations with India

Top Content Trending