Vivid News 24: India will extend an invitation to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, to attend the SCO summit in May of this year. On Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto and Qin Gang, the foreign ministers of China and Pakistan, respectively, received invitations to the SCO meeting in Goa.
Bilawal Bhutto and Qin Gang were invited by the established procedure, but it is unknown if they will show up. Bilawal Bhutto and Qin Gang were invited by the established procedure, but it is unknown if they will show up. Since 2011, there hasn’t been a trip of this kind from Islamabad to India.
If the foreign minister or prime minister of Pakistan decides to show up in person. Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s then-foreign minister, paid a visit to India in that year. In reaction to the terror assault in Pulwama in February 2019, India’s airplanes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot. As a result, ties between India and Pakistan became exceedingly tense.
Relations between the two nations further deteriorated after India announced in August 2019 that it will abolish Jammu and Kashmir’s special powers and divide the former state into Union territories. India currently serves as the SCO’s chair. Goa is expected to host the SCO foreign ministers’ gathering later this year.
During the first week of May, the summit and significant ministerial gatherings will take place in Goa. India currently chairs the nine-member group, a position it took in September. The SCO also includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan as members.
Invitations have been sent to the foreign ministries of China and Russia as well as the other Central Asian countries. The newest member, Iran, will participate in organizing meetings for the first time as a recognized member of the Indian Presidency. The most recent meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Visiting Samarkand, Uzbekistan, was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. The 22nd Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State is the group’s first physical summit since 2019.