Indian External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, embarked on a significant two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, where he engaged in crucial discussions with President Sadyr Zhaparov and took part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting.
During his visit, Minister Jaishankar and President Zhaparov explored promising avenues for cooperation in various sectors, including banking, defense, and energy. Their discussions encompassed a wide spectrum of areas, encompassing banking, energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, defense, agriculture, and investments.
Minister Jaishankar’s participation in the SCO Council of Heads of Government (CHG) meeting, hosted by Kyrgyzstan, underscores India’s active involvement in this regional forum. The meeting brings together influential figures such as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, providing a platform for constructive dialogues on regional and global matters.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officially confirmed Minister Jaishankar’s visit and his leadership role in heading the Indian delegation at the SCO meeting. The MEA’s statement highlighted that Minister Jaishankar would also hold discussions with his counterparts from other SCO member states and meet with Kyrgyzstan’s top leadership.
This visit underlines India’s unwavering commitment to bolstering diplomatic ties within the SCO framework. It reflects India’s dedication to promoting regional cooperation, fostering meaningful dialogue among member states, and addressing regional and global challenges. The SCO serves as a pivotal platform for economic cooperation and discussions on political and security matters among its member countries, reaffirming its significance in today’s dynamic geopolitical landscape.