- The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) summit is scheduled to be held on June 13-14 in Bishkek,Kyrgyzstan.
- During the summit,Indian Prime Minister is expected to meet Chinese President and Russian President.Uzbekistan President is also scheduled to hold a bilateral discussion with Indian PM.
- The issues that would be part of the discussion at the summit includes (a)terrorism (b)Afghanistan (c)regional security (d)multilateral dialogue and (e)global scenario.
- Further,India and China will meet after the successful informal summit in 2018 at Wuhan which was widely regarded as a milestone in the bilateral ties.
- The Wuhan summit was largely credited to have turned around the bilateral relations which was affected by the Doklam standoff triggered by Chinese troops attempts to build a road close to Indian border in an area also claimed by Bhutan in 2017.
- After the Wuhan summit,both the countries had stepped up efforts to improve relations on different spheres including the military-to-military ties.
- The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation,also known as the Shanghai Pact,is a Eurasian political,economic,and military organisation.It was founded in 2001 by the leaders of China,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
- Apart from Uzbekistan,the other five countries have been a part of the Shanghai 5 since 1996.The cooperation was renamed to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation after Uzbekistan joined the organisation in 2001.India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members in 2017.
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