Pakistan hosted the 9th Defence and Security Expert Working Group (EWG) meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Islamabad. This event is a part of the ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organization Defense & Security Cooperation Plan 2020’. The participating countries besides Pakistan as a host included China, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and India, whereas Belarus attended the meeting as the observer state.
Pakistan has become the Member State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) back in 2017. Since becoming the Member State of SCO, PAKISTAN has actively participated in all the forums, events and meetings held under the Umbrella of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in various domains including, Defense, National Security, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Secretary-General of SCO: Vladimir Norov.
- SCO founded: 19 September 2003; Headquarters of SCO: Beijing, China.