EAM Swaraj meets with Afghan CEO

Dushanbe [Tajikistan]: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah in Dushanbe.

Swaraj is in Dushanbe to participate in the two-day 17th Council of Heads of Government (CHG) meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Swaraj also met Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin on Thursday.

This will be the second CHG meeting since India became a full member of SCO in June last year. Swaraj had also attended the last year’s meeting at Sochi.

Swaraj is attending the SCO CHG meeting and shall participate in the restricted as well as extended formats.

The meeting is a forum that enables India to engage with SCO member countries and Observer states of Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia. It is the first major meeting since Kyrgyzstan took over as chair of the organisation.

[source_without_link] ANI[/source_without_link]