In Bishkek, he will attend the 13th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State Summit on September 13.
India has been an Observer at the SCO since 2005 and has generally been participating at the ministerial-level at these Summits.
Khurshid is also expected to meet bilaterally with dignitaries from other participating states on the margins of the Summit.
During his visit to Uzbekistan, the External Affairs Minister shall hold bilateral discussions with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and also chair a conference of Indian Head of Missions in the region.
--ANI (Posted on 10-09-2013)