External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the reception hosted by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for participants of the Council of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member States in Sochi.
The meeting had been mandated to focus on the strategy, prospects and priorities for SCO's developmental cooperation, a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday said.
Medvedev said the accession of India and Pakistan to the SCO in June "means that the organization is rising and promoting practical cooperation in all areas, from economy to security".
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Jailtey said achieving a 10% economic growth rate is "very challenging" and double-digit GDP growth will depend on how the world economy moves.
Prime Minister Abbasi would also hold important bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.
The SCO was founded in 2001, built on the foundations of a former organization - the Shanghai Five - and now includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikstan and Uzbekistan.
Dr. Abdullah has arrived in this Russian city to participate in the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. The SCO major goals is to strengthen mutual trust and good neighborliness between member states, assist their efficient cooperation in the political, trade, economic, sci-tech and cultural sectors, and also in education, energy, transport, tourism, environmental protection, joint maintaining of peace, security and stability in the region.
The summit is going to be attended by leaders from Pakistan and China.