Swaraj leaves for Kyrgyzstan to participate in SCO's Council of Foreign Ministers meeting

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan today to represent India in the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

The two day meeting will begin from today. This will be the second CFM meeting that India will be attending as a full member of SCO.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said Building bridges for mutual cooperation. 

The Council of Foreign Ministers will also exchange views on topical issues of international and regional importance.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had also attended the last CFM meeting in China in April last year.

Swaraj's program in Bishkek will include the meeting of Council of SCO Foreign Ministers and a joint call of SCO Foreign Ministers on Kyrgyz President Sooranbay Jeenbekov.

According to the External Affairs Ministry,India actively took part in various SCO dialogue mechanisms under the Chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic over the past year. India became the member of SCO in 2017.


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