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PM arrives in Kazakhstan for SCO summit 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th June arrived at Kazakhstan capital Astana to participate in the 2-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit where India will become a full member of the organisation. In his departure statement, Prime Minister said, 'I will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan for two days on 8-9 June for the Summit meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation(SCO).” 
Shanghai Co-operation Organisation was set up in 2001 with the goal to foster security co-operation between the member nations. Over the years it has expanded its focus to include areas related to economic co-operation.  With India set to become a full member of the grouping in the upcoming Astana summit. The organisation would become, India's gateway to Eurasia and Central Asia. On Friday at the Astana summit, India and Pakistan will join the club of SCO's 6 member states Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyztan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. After India applied for SCO membership in 2014, the proposal to accept it as a full member of SCO was adopted the following year at the Ufa summit in Russia. At the Taskent summit last year, India signed the Memorandum of Obligations to enable its entry into the SCO. By becoming a full member of SCO, India stands to gain in the spheres of security, economy, trade, investment, connectivity and energy co-operation.