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.
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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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