Rajnath Singh set to attend SCO Defence Ministers’ Meet in Tashkent

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Tashkent, Uzbekistan from August 23-25 to attend the Annual Meeting of the Defence Ministers’ of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States.
During the Annual Meeting, Defence Cooperation issues among the SCO Member States will be discussed and it is expected that a joint communiqué will be issued after the deliberations.
The Minister’s address at the meeting is slated to be held on August 24.
During the visit to Tashkent, Singh will meet his Uzbekistan counterpart Lieutenant General Bakhodir Kurbanov, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which is also the host country.
In addition, meetings are also scheduled with Defence Ministers’ of some other Member countries of SCO on the sidelines of this meeting, where bilateral issues and issues of mutual interest will be discussed.
During the stay in Tashkent, the Minister shall pay homage at the monument of Late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and meet Indian Diaspora in Uzbekistan.

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