Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Saturday.
He was received by the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov at the SCO meeting, according to the Office of the Raksha Mantri.
Singh had reached Tashkent on a three-day visit on November 1. He paid floral tributes at the statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on Shastri Street here. The former leader had passed away in Tashkent on January 11, 1966.
आज ताशकंद में भारत के पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जी के प्रति अपनी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की। उन्होंने देश का नेतृत्व एक ऐसे नाज़ुक समय में किया जब कई तरह के संकट सामने थे। अपनी दृढ़ संकल्पशक्ति का परिचय देते हुए उन्होंने पूरे देश में एक नई ऊर्ज़ा का संचार किया। pic.twitter.com/em0GKjqkrb
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The Defence Minister also visited the Shastri Memorial School here and interacted with the students studying there. He also signed the Visitors Book at the school in which he paid tributes to Shastri.
Apart from participating in the SCO meeting, he will also hold bilateral engagements with Uzbekistan.
(With ANI inputs)