India to host SCO summit in virtual format on July 4

Updated: May 30 2023 9:52PM

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) India will host the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in the virtual format on July 4, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Tuesday.

However, it did not cite reasons for holding the summit in the virtual mode.

People familiar with the matter said the option of holding the summit in the virtual format was on the table considering various aspects and a final decision on it was taken following consultations with the member states.