India to sign Memorandum of Obligation to join SCO

By: | Updated: June 24, 2016 12:58 PM

India is likely to be given the status of full member of the SCO during the extended meeting of member states and observer countries of the organisation today.

India will sign about 30 documents during the period of one year to become a permanent member of the SCO. (Reuters)India will sign about 30 documents during the period of one year to become a permanent member of the SCO. (Reuters)

India will sign a memorandum of obligation in Tashkent today to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

India is likely to be given the status of full member of the SCO during the extended meeting of member states and observer countries of the organisation today.

India will also sign about 30 other documents during the period of one year to become a permanent member of the SCO.

Also read: India to become permanent SCO member during two-day summit in Uzbekistan today

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Tajikistan on the sidelines of the SCO Summit before returning home tonight.

The two-day SCO summit began yesterday.

During his meeting with President Putin, Prime Minister Modi is expected to raise the issue of India’s NSG membership.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi raised the NSG issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping and asked the latter to view India’s application for membership fairly, objectively and on merit.

Russia’s Putin says no obstacles for Iran to join SCO

There are no obstacles left for Iran to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional security and economic cooperation body led by China and Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

“We believe that after Iran’s nuclear problem was solved and United Nations sanctions lifted, there have been no obstacles left (for Iran’s membership in the SCO),” Putin said in a speech at an SCO summit in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.

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