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SCO NSAs to meet in China to discuss security cooperation

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

India's Deputy will attend the meeting of the SCO NSAs in next week to discuss security cooperation between the members of the eight-nation grouping.

The NSAs meeting is being organized ahead of the (SCO) summit to be held in the Chinese city of from June 9 to 10 which will also be attended by

This will be the first summit of the grouping after and joined as full members last year.

The 13th meeting of the SCO Secretaries will be held in from May 21 to 22 on the invitation of China's Zhao Kezhi, announced today.

The meeting would focus on improving the security cooperation between the members.

During the meeting, the participants will review the security situation and discuss priorities for security cooperation, the announcement said.

will be represented by Deputy NSA Khanna, it said.

Over the years, the SCO has developed strong anti-terrorism cooperation structure, Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS).

It specialised in cooperation in counter-terrorism operations with periodic exercises between the member countries.

The meeting will also be attended by of the SCO Rashid Alimov and of the of the SCO Regional Antiterrorist Structure.

The SCO in which plays an influential role is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and

Pakistan's NSA (retired) Naseer Khan Janjua is also due to take part in the SCO NSAs meeting.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:55 IST