External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to pay 2-day visit to Uzbekistan from Thursday: The Tribune India


New Delhi, July 27

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will travel to the Uzbek capital Tashkent for a two-day visit from Thursday to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministerial conclave.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and their Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto are also expected to attend the SCO meeting.

Jaishankar is expected to have bilateral meetings with some of his counterparts from SCO nations, including Wang and Lavrov.

Announcing Jaishankar’s visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting would deliberate on the September SCO summit scheduled for September 15-16 in Samarkand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to Uzbekistan to attend the summit.

“Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will visit Uzbekistan on July 28-29 at the invitation of Acting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the ‘OCS,’ the MEA said in a statement. statement.

“The meeting will discuss preparations for the next meeting of the Council of Heads of State on September 15-16 in Samarkand,” he said.

The MEA said the foreign ministers will review ongoing cooperation in the expansion of the SCO and exchange ideas on regional and global developments of common concern.

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Shirlene J. Manley