Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India is glad to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and it looks forward to fruitful outcomes from its upcoming summit in Tashkent.
“I will travel to Uzbekistan for a brief visit to attend the SCO Summit and interact with leaders of SCO nations,” said Modi in a statement prior to his departure to Uzbekistan capital to attend the summit.
“India is glad to be a member of the SCO and looks forward to fruitful outcomes particularly in the field of economic cooperation through SCO,” he said.
“India attaches great importance to ties with Central Asia and always seeks to expand economic and people-to-people ties with the region,” he added.
The SCO summit will be held in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent from June 23 to 24.
The SCO groups China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Belarus, Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan currently have observer status.