On 8 January 2018, SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the People's Republic of China Gautam Bambawale at the SCO Headquarters in Beijing.
The SCO Secretary-General congratulated Mr Bambawale on the presentation of the letters of credence as India's Ambassador to China and wished him every success in this high office.
During the meeting, the two officials had a constructive discussion on the efforts to further promote and step up cooperation in various areas within the SCO.
They had a detailed exchange of views on the main issues on the SCO agenda, as well as preparations for the organisation's events in 2018.
The Ambassador of India assured the SCO Secretary-General of his readiness to closely cooperate in all key areas of SCO's operations.