SCO Summit – 2020
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation -2020 concluded recently through virtually through video conferencing
The virtual Summit was hosted by Russia
SCO comprises of India, China, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzebekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Pakistan
Four observer states of SCO include Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia.
Six dialogue partners of SCO include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nepal, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
Headquarter of SCO is in Beijing, China
On November 10, 2020, India attended the SCO Summit
This the 20th summit for SCO
3rd Summit for India. India became member in 2017
Initially India was an observer in SCO
Issues of India and discussion points in SCO
NSA Ajit Doval walks out of virtual SCO meet after Pakistan projected fictitious map.
The Prime Minister of India slammed Pakistan for bringing “Bilateral” Issues in SCO which is against SCO agenda and violation of charter and spirit of Shanghai.
The PM said enhancement of connectivity is important while respecting territorial integrity and Sovereignty.
Russia and China criticized western countries in SCO 2020
Pakistan PM Imran Khan opposes “Illegal and Unilateral” action of any country
The Summit also discussed on issues of commemoration of 75th anniversary of world war II, Covid-19, digital economy and terrorism.