Nepal becomes Shanghai dialogue partner

After a long wait, Nepal has officially become a dialogue partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with the signing of a memorandum.


Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and SCO Secretary-General Rashid K Alimov inked the memorandum amid a special ceremony held at the SCO Secretariat in Beijing.The programme was witnessed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other senior ministers, who are on an official visit to China. Nepal had applied for dialogue partner of the SCO in 2007 and in 2015. The 15th SCO Summit held in July last year in Ufa, Russia, decided to grant Nepal the dialogue partner status.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO):
  • The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental organisation founded in 2001 by the leaders of Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. At present, four countries, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, have got observer status while the Ufa summit decided to admit India and Pakistan as full members. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey are the dialogue partners.
  • President of China Xi Jinping.

So lets do:
  • Who is the President of China?
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization is Founded in which year?

Source – The Hindu


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