Amit Shah chairs meeting of heads of departments of SCO member-states

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Amit Shah chairs meeting of heads of departments of SCO member-states

Home Minister Amit Shah chaired the meeting of Heads of Departments of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states in New Delhi on 20 April.

An Overview of the news 

  • The meeting focused on the prevention and elimination of emergency situations.

  • Representatives of SCO member states shared information about large-scale emergency situations occurring in their regions and measures taken to deal with them.

  • Ideas were shared on innovative practices, technologies and future prospects for cooperation in the field of prevention and elimination of emergency situations.

  • Based on these consultations, Member-States will within the framework of the SCO enhance cooperation in the field of preparedness, emergency response and jointly mitigate the impact arising from natural and man-made disasters.

  • India has been actively participating in the SCO and providing substantial support to various mechanisms in the Forum.

  • India is focusing on initiating proposals of mutual benefit to SCO member states, observers and dialogue partners.

About Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation established in 2001 in Shanghai, China.

  • The organisation consists of eight member states, including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.

  • The purpose of the SCO is to promote regional cooperation in the fields of politics, security, economy, culture and education.

  • The organisation serves as a forum for member states to engage in regular dialogue and consultation on issues of mutual interest.

  • The SCO has been instrumental in promoting regional security and stability by countering terrorism, extremism and separatism.

  • The organisation has observer states and dialogue partners, including countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus and Mongolia.

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