Tashkent: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Saturday.

Singh was received by 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 at Shastri Street in Uzbekistan. Shastri had passed away in Tashkent on January 11, 1966.

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.