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Nepal to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)

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Nepal has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as a dialogue partner.Joining SCO, Nepal will enjoy the benefit of mutual cooperation with the other member nations of SCO.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)

  • It is a Beijing based security organization
  • It was established in 2001
  • The member nations are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  • The observer nations are India, Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and PakistanNepal to join Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO)
  • It aims to promote cooperation on security-related issues and strengthen mutual trust, friendliness and neighborliness among the member states

Nepal joining SCO

  • Nepal joined SCO as dialogue partner after memorandum was signed by SCO secretary-general Rashid Olimov and Nepalese Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi
  • Nepal will adhere to the principles, values and objectives of the vibrant regional organisation, and participate actively in its future activities and progress
  • Being a dialogue partner, Nepal is able to participate in the multi-field cooperation of the SCO
  • Azerbaijan was the another nation to join SCO as dialogue partner

Points to note

  • Nepal PM- K P Sharma oli
  • Capital– Kathmandu
  • SCO President– Lewis Reich