External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (PTI)
NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will travel to Moscow to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on September 10, it was officially announced on Thursday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for Moscow on Wednesday on a three-day visit to attend a meeting of SCO defence ministers.
"The external affairs minister will be visiting Moscow to attend the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting which is scheduled on September 10," spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivstava said at an online media briefing.
Asked whether Jaishankar will meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Srivstava said, "Once his engagements are finalised we will let you know."
The SCO meetings are taking place at a time when India and China, two of the bloc's members, are engaged in a fierce border row in eastern Ladakh.
The SCO, seen as a counterweight to NATO, has emerged as one of the largest transregional internationalRead More – Source