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 the Partner Nation for 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2023

 Partner Nation :  Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
 The 36th Edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is poised  to write history as it will witness an unprecedented participation by foreign countries in a large number. With the participation of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the event will witness colours and cultures from across the globe with countries like Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Uzbekistan Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Cambodia UAE to name a few. Each country will showcase the best of their heritage in the form of handicrafts and performing arts. The visitors to the Surajkund international Crafts Mela will get a chance to witness and interact with a global confluence of Artisans, craftpersons and artists. The interaction will pave way for a unique celebration and cultural exchange unlike any in the country. The participation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will work towards bridging boundaries and strengthening economies on such a gargantuan, colourful and global platform. 


Member State
(8 Nos.)
Observer State
(4 Nos.)
Dialogue Partner
(14 Nos.)
  1.       India
  2.      Kazakhstan
  3.     China
  4.       Kyrgyzstan
  5.      Russia
  6.     Pakistan
  7.     Tajikistan
  8.     Uzbekistan.
    i.        Afghanistan
  ii.        Belarus
iii.        Iran
 iv.        Mongolia
      i.        Azerbaijan
     ii.       Armenia
   iii.       Turkey
    iv.       Cambodia
      v.       Sri Lanka
    vi.       Nepal
  vii.       Saudi Arabia
viii.       Qatar
   ix.       Egypt
     x.       UAE
   xi.       Kuwait
 xii.       Myanmar
xiii.       Maldives
xiv.       Bahrain

Partner Nations over the years

  • Egypt became the Focus Nation in the 23rd Surajkund Crafts Mela-2009. That’s how the idea was mooted to introduce a country/nation as a Focus Nation.
  • Thailand was introduced as the first Focus Nation during the 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela-2012.
  • A group of African Nations participated as Focus Nations in the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2013.
  • Sri Lanka was participated as Focus Nation for 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2014.
  • Lebanon was participated as Focus Nation for the 29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2015.
  • China and Japan was the Focus Nation for 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela -2016
  • Kyrgyzstan was the partner Nation for 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2018
  • Thailand was the the partner Nation for 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2019
  • Uzbekistan  was the partner Nation for 34th &  Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2020
  • United Kingdom  was the partner Nation for 35th &  Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2022


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