RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The 9th Defence and Security Expert Working Group (EWG) meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Islamabad from February 19 to 20.
According to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday, the event which hosted by Pakistan as part of ‘SCO Defence & Security Cooperation Plan – 2020’ was first of its kind in which delegates from eight countries, including seven permanent members and one observer state (Belarus) of the SCO, visited Pakistan.
The participating countries besides Pakistan as a host included China, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and India, whereas Belarus attended the meeting as the observer state.
The forum discussed different aspects of cooperation between the SCO member states' and regional security. The participants also exchanged information and opinions on important issues of mutual interest including joint training and military exercises.
The participants appreciated Pakistan for successfully holding the 9th EWG meeting and thanked for the hospitality.