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Sitharaman meets Chinese counterpart Wei and Kyrgyz Chief of Staff

4/29/2019

Bishkek, Defence Miister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday met her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in the Kyrgyz capital and discussed bilateral and regional security issues. Sitharaman is attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) defence ministers meeting. She is in Bishkek on a three-day visit. The minister also discussed with Chief of General Staff of Kyrgyzstan Raimberdi Duishenbiyev issues such as training, capacity building, military technical cooperation with the central Asian republic, according to the Indian Embassy here. The SCO defence ministers will explore ways to boost security cooperation among the eight member countries in the wake of emerging security challenges in the region. India is keen on deepening its security-related cooperation with SCO and its Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS).

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