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Mahesh Sharma to take part in SCO culture ministers' meet in China

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will be part of the Cooperation Organization culture ministers' meet for the first time with Mahesh confirming his attendance at the conference tomorrow in

The 15th meeting of the Cooperation Organization (SCO) culture ministers would be held tomorrow in Sanya, China, a statement from the said.

"It is the first time that would be attending the SCO Culture Ministers' Meeting. The meeting will showcase India's initiatives to actively pursue cultural cooperation with other countries including SCO countries," the statement said.

It will also help to promote cultural relations and people to people contacts with the individual members of this organisation through cultural exchange programmes, the statement added.

became full member of the SCO on June 9, 2017, during the SCO Heads of State Summit in Astana, Later, the in the was established and and Permanent to the SCO was appointed.

After the expansion of membership from five states to eight states, SCO represents approximately 42 per cent of the world's population, 20 per cent of its GDP and 22 per cent of the landmass.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:00 IST