India will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the organization’s summit in Tashkent, Russian president’s special envoy for SCO affairs and the Russian foreign ministry’s ambassador at large Bakhtiyer Khakimov said.
He said that a memorandum on India’s joining the SCO is expected to be signed at a SCO summit in Tashkent. He added that the sides are working on the memorandum.
“The draft memorandums have been coordinated at the level of national coordinators,” he said. “There is a decision to refer these drafts to the partners and later we will discuss these drafts with them in an established order.”
The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will take place in Uzbekistan’s capital city of Tashkent on 23-24 June 2016.