Issue Brief on “SCO Summit 2023 and Regional Integration: Possibilities for Eurasian Integration and Tough Choices Ahead”


On 4th July 2023, the 23rd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State took place virtually.[1] The Summit, which is the top hierarchical body in the Eurasian organization, assumed significance for various reasons.

The Summit was attended by all of its  full members.[2] Besides the Observers and Dialogue Partners of SCO, representatives from international organizations also participated. Turkmenistan –a Central Asian country with a neutral foreign policy  – was also invited to attend.[3]

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