Expand India-SCO trade: EAM Jaishankar in CHG Meet

Expand India-SCO trade: EAM Jaishankar in CHG Meet
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Tuesday expressed interest in expanding India-SCO trade on the basis of fair market access.

Dr Jaishankar expressed his views in this regard while representing India at the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of Government here.

The SCO CHG meeting was attended by SCO Member States, Observer States, Secretary General of the SCO, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), Turkmenistan and other invited guests.

In his address, External Affairs Minister underlined India’s strong cultural and historical connect with the SCO region and reiterated India’s firm commitment towards deepening multilateral cooperation in the areas of food and energy security, climate change, trade and culture, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

He spoke about the launch of the global Mission ‘LIFE’(Lifestyle for Environment) by Prime Minister Modi on 20 October 2022, and its relevance to ensuring the food and energy security, the Ministry added.

The External Affairs Minister drew attention to India’s commitment in fighting the challenge of climate change and also her achievements made in this direction.

He also emphasized India’s strong recovery on the economic front after the pandemic.

A Joint Communique of SCO Heads of Government and other Decisions were adopted at the conclusion of the Meeting.

UNI

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