On 30 May 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.
The meeting included an in-depth exchange of opinions and detailed discussion of topical issues of the SCO agenda, including preparations for the upcoming meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council, the Organisation's main event in 2018. The summit, which will include leaders of eight SCO member-states for the first time, is scheduled to be held 9-10 June 2018 in Qingdao, China.
Mr Alimov thanked his Indian colleague for the excellent organisation of his official visit to India in early May 2018.
The meeting was marked by a friendly and warm atmosphere.