SCO Foreign Ministers meeting: Fighting terrorism and security of Afghanistan to be the focus

India will raise issues relating to terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan, rising radicalism in Central Asian countries and the growing threat of terrorism when external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj attends the two day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting on Tuesday.

This will be minister’s last official visit under the present government in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) besides reviewing the preparation for the SCO Summit in Bishkek from June 13-14, all the member countries will exchange views on issues of international and regional importance.

Both the security and stability of Afghanistan is of major concern to not only India but other members of the SCO, who are working towards containing the threat of radicalism and terrorism spreading in the region.

Also, keeping in mind the negotiations between the Taliban and the US, the SCO members are planning their own strategies which will be beneficial to Afghanistan. Read More

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