The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be held in Goa, India, from May 4 to May 5, 2023, and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari from Pakistan has been confirmed to participate. This would be the first trip to India by a Pakistani political leader in 12 years. Hina Rabbani Khar, the former foreign minister of Pakistan, made the most recent trip in 2011. All SCO members have received formal invites, and in addition to Pakistan, China has been urged to take part in the next session.
Chairmanship Of India In SCO Goa Meeting 2023
India assumed leadership of the main alliance in September 2022 and will be in charge of planning crucial ministerial gatherings and the summit event in 2023. Iran was the most recent country to join the group when India was in office.
In Samarkand, Uzbekistan, during the most recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was there. The SCO’s annual conference of foreign ministers takes place while the situation between Russia and Ukraine heats up and India is in the G20 Presidency.
SCO Goa Meeting 2023 – Nations Attending
The SCO Group, which was founded in 1996, has 8 members in total, making it the biggest organisation in the world with the goal of fostering cooperation in all spheres of society. The countries that make up this membership group are as follows:
Iran, Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia are four observer governments that are applying for full membership in the SCO. Additional countries participating in this cooperation as “Dialogue Partners” at the moment include Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Nepal.
Pakistan’s Clarification With SCO
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will attend the SCO-CFM Meeting after getting a formal invitation from India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, according to a tweet from Mumtaz Zahra Baloch of the Pakistani Foreign Office. Officials from Pakistan have expressed their nation’s steadfast dedication to the SCO’s authority and cooperation process as well as their participation in foreign policy goals, and they are looking forward to the summit. The summit is also anticipated to include participation from Sergey Lavrov of Russia and the Qin Gang of China.
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SCO Goa Meeting 2023 – FAQs
Q1: Which country will be hosting SCO Meeting 2023?
Ans: India will be hosting the SCO Meeting 2023 in Goa.
Q2: Who will be attending the SCO Goa Meeting 2023 from Pakistan?
Ans: After receiving a formal invitation from India, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be attending the SCO-CFM Meeting in Goa.
Q3: How many nations are there in the SCO Group?
Ans: There are 8 nations in SCO group: Uzbekistan, India, China, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.