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Sushma Swaraj leaves for Sochi to represent India at SCO

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 November 2017, 17:39 IST
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External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on 29 November left for the Russian city of Sochi to represent India at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

The SCO Summit will be held on 30 November and 1 December.

EAM Swaraj will have bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

Swaraj will attend the restricted meeting of the heads of delegations on December 1, which will be followed by the preliminary sessions.

She will also attend the reception hosted by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the same evening.

In June, India along with Pakistan had become a full- fledged member of the SCO.

India's membership was strongly pushed by Russia, while Pakistan's entry into the grouping was backed by China.

Swaraj will return back to India on 2 December.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the SCO summit in June in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. 

-ANI

First published: 29 November 2017, 17:39 IST
 
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