South Asia and Beyond

SCO Meet: September Samarkand Summit, Connectivity, Chabahar, China, Central Asia

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New Delhi: On ‘Talking Point’Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India’s Former UN Permanent Representative, Ex-Envoy to Kazakhstan and the diplomat who opened India’s Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen Missions and Temur Umarov, Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Fellow, OSCE Academy, Bishkek and an Expert on China, Russia and Central Asia in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.
The panel discusses the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Foreign Ministers’ (FM) meet in Tashkent and the SCO Samarkand Heads of Government Summit in September, whether Xi Jinping will make his first foreign trip post Covid for that meet, whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet him on those sidelines with the current stalemate along the LAC in Ladakh, connectivity, Central Asia, China’s imprint on the organisation and footprint in the region, India’s renewed focus on the area, a strong statement against the BRI/CPEC being extended to third countries, Afghanistan, the Taliban acting Foreign Minister Maulavi Amir Khan Muttaqi meeting Wang Yi and Bilawal Bhutto on the sidelines of the meeting and the meet on Afghanistan that India attended days before the FMs’ meet in Tashkent.