The 18th meeting of the council of heads of member countries of SCO will be held from 9th to 10th June in Chingtao. Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gayawali said that the SCO will play a more important role and Nepal will actively participate in the Chingtao Summit.
Nepal is one of the six communication partners of the SCO. Gayawali said that SCO is a very good platform for discussing issues of common interest for the respective countries and it also creates an excellent environment for exploring our mutually beneficial cooperation. He said that the annual Summit of SCO is an important platform for learning and sharing ideas through everyone’s developmental experiences. Therefore, the Nepal 2018 SCO gives great importance to the Shingatao Summit.
Gayawali said that as a platform, SCO will have a profound impact on the development and stability of the region and the whole world. Based on this, Nepal should maintain close ties with the fast growing economies like China and India. Nepal wants to strengthen cooperation with SCO member countries, observer countries and dialogue partners etc., in order to play an important role in international affairs.