Sushma Swaraj To Go to China To Take Half In Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Assembly

Sushma Swaraj To Visit China On April 21 For Foreign Ministers' Meet

Sushma Swaraj will go to China on Saturday to take part within the International Ministers assembly. (File photograph)

New Delhi:  Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will go to China on Saturday to take part within the International Ministers assembly of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), scheduled for April 24.

Ms Swaraj is predicted to carry talks along with her Chinese language counterpart Wang Yi throughout her go to to the nation, information company PTI reported.

Wang, who was elevated final month to be the State Councillor, is the highest diplomat within the Chinese language hierarchy. He’ll maintain the twin posts of the State Councillor and International Minister.

Ms Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are visiting China nearly across the similar time. Ms Sitharaman can be within the nation to participate within the SCO Defence Ministers assembly on April 24. International and Defence Ministers of Pakistan are additionally anticipated to attend the assembly.  The SCO conferences are a prelude to the June summit of the eight-member grouping comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.

India and Pakistan had been formally inducted as the latest members of the group in June 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is predicted to journey to China to participate within the SCO summit to be held within the Chinese language metropolis of Qingdao in June .

Visits by Ms Swaraj and Ms Sitharaman are going down as India and China have stepped up high-level exchanges to defuse tensions following final yr’s Doklam standoff.

(with inputs from PTI and ANI)

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