External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the 17th Council of Heads of Government meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 11-12, it was announced on Wednesday.
The SCO is a Eurasian inter-governmental organisation, the creation of which was announced in 2001 in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism. India, along with Pakistan, was granted full membership of the bloc in June last year.
(With inputs from agencies.)