Jaishankar held bilateral talks with his counterparts from Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan after the completion of the meeting in Goa on Friday…reports Asian Lite News
External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar said all the delegates who attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s foreign ministerial meeting in Goa were impressed by Goan cuisine, culture, and hospitality.
India hosted the meeting at a beach resort in Goa’s Benaulim on May 4 and 5.
“The SCO Foreign Ministers held their meeting in Goa on May 04-05, 2023. All delegates were impressed by Goan cuisine, culture, and hospitality,” Jaishakar tweeted.
“Thank Chief Minister @DrPramodPSawant and all officials involved for the excellent arrangements,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, China’s Qin Gang, Pakistan’s Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Uzbekistan’s Bakhtiyor Saidov, and SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming.
Tajikistan’s foreign minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Kazakhstan’s Murat Nurtleu, and Kyrgyzstan’s Zheenbek Kulubaev also attended the meeting.
Jaishankar held bilateral talks with his counterparts from Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan after the completion of the meeting in Goa on Friday.
Jaishankar met Zheenbek Kulubaev of Kyrgyz Republic, Sirojiddin Muhriddin of Tajikistan and Murat Nurtleu of Kazakhstan and held bilateral talks on various issues such as trade, connectivity and multilateralism.
“Nice to meet FM Zheenbek Kulubaev of Kyrgyz Republic. His warm words for our SCO presidency are greatly appreciated. Discussed development cooperation, connectivity, trade, S&T and our partnership in multilateral forums,” Jaishanker tweeted.
“Good meeting with FM Sirojiddin Muhriddin of Tajikistan. Appreciate his support for Indian SCO presidency. Agreed on increasing the frequency of meetings of our institutional mechanisms. Discussed connectivity, energy & digital cooperation. Exchanged perspectives on the region,” Jaishankar wrote on Twitter after meeting the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan.
“Warm conversation with DPM and FM Murat Nurtleu of Kazakhstan after SCO CFM in Goa. Thanked him for supporting our presidency. Discussed broad-basing our economic and political cooperation and increase engagement with the region,” the EAM tweeted.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organisation established in 2001. The SCO has India, Russia, China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as its members.
India took over the rotating presidency of the SCO at the summit held in Samarkand in 2022.
The last meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. India took over the rotating presidency of the SCO at the Samarkand SCO Summit in 2022.
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