India attaches great importance to development of SCO: GoI

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

New Delhi: India attaches great importance to the development of multifaceted cooperation in SCO and to the promotion of peace, and stability, the foreign minister of India Jaishankar said on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) chaired by home minister of India Amit Shah, he said that it is a matter of pride that India is donning the mantle of the chair of the SCO Council of Heads of State for the very first time since becoming a full-fledged member state in 2017.

“India’s priority as the chair of the Council is to take forward the SECURE theme articulated by PM Narendra Modi at the Qingdao Summit of the SCO in 2018, which means, S – Security, E – Economic Cooperation, C – Connectivity, U – Unity,” the home minister added.

He said that India attaches special importance to the SCO in promoting dialogue on the subject relating to multi-dimensional political, security and economic issues. Shah added that the gathering that SCO, probably, is the largest regional organisation in the world at this time, representing 40% of the global population, 25% of the global GDP and 22% of the world’s total land area.

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