What is Samarkand that Prime Minister Modi visited at the SCO Summit 2022?

The 22nd Summit of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO-CoHS) is scheduled to begin on Friday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Samarkand to attend his summit of the SCO on Thursday night.

What is Samarkand famous for?

The name comes from the Sogdian language. Samar K means “stone, rock”When It means “fort, town”.

Located in southeastern Uzbekistan in the Zarevshan River Valley, Samarkand is the cultural center of Uzbekistan and has been an integral part of world culture for over 2,500 years. Samarkand is a city located in the Zeravshan River basin in northeastern Uzbekistan.

The city is rich in natural resources, and settlements in the area date back to 1,500 BC. Samarkand is he one of the important places on the Silk Road that crosses Central Asia.

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The state and official language of Samarkand, like all of Uzbekistan, is Uzbek. Like the rest of Uzbekistan, Russian is the second official language in Samarkand.

Samarkand has been widely known for its craft production since ancient times and has citadel and mighty fortifications. Even today, the production and trade of silk and textiles is he one of the city’s main industries.

According to a UNESCO article, “The ancient city of Samarkand appears to have been a crucible of cultures and religions. The ruins of the ancient city, an archaeological reserve in the northeastern part of Samarkand known as Afrasiab, contains exhibits from diverse periods. It contains many signs of medieval society.”

Meanwhile, SCO Summit 2022 was launched in Shanghai in June 2001 and has eight official members, including six founding members from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan officially joined in 2017.

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Afghanistan, Belarus, and Mongolia will participate as observer countries and carry out procedures to register Belarus’ membership in the SCO. Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey will participate as dialogue partners, as will Turkmenistan, the only Central Asian non-member of the SCO.

Many other countries are expected to participate in various capacities. SCO will sign a memorandum of understanding designating Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as dialogue partners. What is Samarkand that Prime Minister Modi visited at the SCO Summit 2022?

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