A band in Uzbekistan sang a popular Bollywood song at the end of a two-day foreign ministerial conclave in Tashkent, a video shared today by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar showed.
“Another reminder from SCO Tashkent why Central Asia is our expanded neighbourhood,” Mr Jaishankar wrote on Twitter.
Another reminder from SCO Tashkent why Central Asia is our expanded neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/FrDJEYnUwF
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 30, 2022
The video featured a large band playing the title track ‘Bol Radha Bol’ from the famous Bollywood movie from 1992 ‘Sangam’.
The two-day conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, concluded yesterday. Mr Jaishankar described the meeting as “productive” and said that “bilateral meetings with Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz and Kazakh counterparts have furthered the process of the India-Central Asia Summit”.
Foreign ministers of several countries discussed preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Council of Heads of State on September 15-16 in Samarkand, the foreign ministry said.
The SCO was founded in 2001 at a summit in Shanghai by the presidents of Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
India became an observer to the SCO in 2005 and has participated in the group’s ministerial-level meetings, which mainly focus on security and economic cooperation in the Eurasian region.