Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Defence Ministers meet. Main engagement today includes a joint call on by SCO Defence Ministers with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon. In the annual meeting, defence cooperation issues among SCO member states are discussed and a communique is expected to be issued after the deliberations.
Mr.Singh will address the meeting today. During his visit to Dushanbe, he is also expected to meet his Tajik counterpart Col. Gen. Sherali Mirzo to discuss bilateral issues and other issues of mutual interest. It may be recalled that Tajikistan is chairing the SCO this year and hosting series of Ministerial and official-level meetings. SCO as a grouping occupies 60 per cent of the Eurasian continent, which is over 34 million square kilometres. SCO countries is having a population of over three billion, that is almost half of the world’s population.