Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Secretary General Rashid Alimov today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed various issues relating to the bloc's activities and India's contributions to it.
The meeting came hours after Modi landed in this picturesque coastal city of China's Shandong province.
"On the eve of #SCOSummit, Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Rashid Alimov calls on the PM @narendramodi. SCO Secretary General said that India is contributing greatly to the organisation since it became a full member of SCO in 2017. #IndiainSCO," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
The SCO currently has eight member countries which represents around 42 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the global GDP.
India was an observer at the SCO since 2005 and has generally participated in the ministerial-level meetings of the grouping which focus mainly on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.
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