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Rajnath Singh to attend SCO disaster prevention meet in Kyrgyzstan

The meeting of the SCO will be held at Choplon Ata in Kyrgyzstan from August 23-25 where Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation, a home ministry official said.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2017 21:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Union home minister Rajnath Singh will attend SCO meet in Kyrgyzstan.(PTI File Photo)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend a meeting of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on disaster prevention and relief in Kyrgyzstan next week.

The meeting of the SCO will be held at Choplon Ata in Kyrgyzstan from August 23-25 where the home minister will lead the Indian delegation, a home ministry official said.

India and Pakistan had joined the SCO, the China- dominated security grouping, in June in Kazakhstan capital Astana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the summit.

The home minister will deliver the country statement on the subject of prevention and elimination of emergency situations on August 24, the official said.

Founded in 2001, the SCO member countries are: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan, and the bloc is headquartered in Beijing.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 21:02 IST