20th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government held

Nov 25: The 20th Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG) was held on 25 November 2021 in Nur-Sultan through video-conference under the Chairmanship of Kazakhstan. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar represented India in the meeting.

The SCO CHG meeting was also attended by the leaders of the SCO Member States, Observer States, Secretary General of the SCO, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), Turkmenistan and other invited guests.

In his address, External Affairs Minister underlined India’s strong cultural and historical connect with the SCO region and reiterated India’s firm commitment towards deepening multilateral cooperation in the areas of climate change, security, trade and culture.

External Affairs Minister drew attention to the challenges emanating from the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and outlined India’s initiatives to mitigate them. He also spoke on the need for a reformed and invigorated multilateralism to reflect current realities.

A Joint Communique of SCO Heads of Government and other decisions were adopted at the conclusion of the Meeting.

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