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Jaishankar to attend SCO foreign minister meet in Russia

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting Moscow for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers Meet, scheduled to take place on September 10 in Russia.

During the virtual weekly press briefing, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “EAM will be visiting Moscow for SCO FMs meet.”

This will be his first visit outside the country since Covid-19 lockdown imposed in India on March 24.
Russia is the host of the BRICS and SCO groupings and sent the invitation.

India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are part of the SCO grouping.

Earlier this year in April, the minister was part of BRICS Covid foreign ministers virtual meet and will be again part of another BRICS meeting on Friday.

Asked if the minister will meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, the MEA spokesperson said, “once his engagements are finalized, we will let you know.”

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