-Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)
Let’s move forward with mutual cooperation
PM Modi’s call to SCO member states
It has been revealed that Ankura is ready to lend a hand in the field of seed industries and innovations
Samarkand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon the member countries at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to build mutual trust and move forward together. He mentioned that international supply chains have been damaged due to the covid epidemic and Ukraine crisis. As a result, the world is facing energy and food crises like never before. He stressed the need to establish strong supply chains to prevent similar situations from occurring again in the future. He hoped that there should be better connectivity between the SCO member countries and that the transport facilities should become more free. Modi addressed the SCO summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Friday. “Regionally we need to establish strong and reliable supply chains. If they are to be realised, better connectivity among SCO member states is essential. It is also very important to have full rights regarding transport facilities between us,” Modi said. The Prime Minister seems to have made these comments against the backdrop of Pakistan’s reluctance to provide transport facilities necessary for bilateral trade.
Food grains to solve the crisis Modi believes that the food crisis that is raging around the world can be solved with food grains.
Providing food security to the citizens is one of the major challenges facing the countries of the world at present. It can be overcome by cultivation and consumption of small grains. They have excellent nutritional value. Many countries around the world besides SCO member countries have been cultivating them for thousands of years. They are better alternatives to face the food crisis at low cost,” he said. SCO suggested to look into the possibility of organizing a food festival of small grains.
Preparation for formation of special task forces
The Prime Minister said that innovation is being prioritized in every sector in India. “Currently there are more than 70 thousand seedling industries in our country. More than 100 of them have already crossed the $100 crore mark. We are ready to set up a special working group on seedling industries and innovations to share our experiences in this field with the SCO member states. He said that people from all over the world are coming to India now to get medical treatment at low cost. He recalled that the ‘World Health Organisation-International Center for Traditional Medicine’ was started in Gujarat in April this year. It has been revealed that India is ready to set up a special working group in SCO to increase mutual cooperation in traditional medicine. Modi said that the SCO has to play a vital role in the recovery of the global economy from the impact of the Corona epidemic. He reminded that 30% of the world’s GDP belongs to the member countries of this alliance. “We are taking bold steps towards turning India into a manufacturing hub. The most positive aspect for us is that we have an abundance of young and talented human resources. This year our GDP will grow by 7.5%. This is going to be the highest growth rate in the world’s largest economies,” he said.
BEWARE OF EXTERNAL POWERS:
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on SCO member states to safeguard strategic independence and regional stability. It is advised to be cautious in the case of external forces trying to raise rebellions against the regional governments. His comments gained importance in the background of analysis that America is trying to increase its influence in the region amid the tense situation with China and Russia. Xi Jinping hoped that the SCO member countries should develop mutual political trust and work together in all fields including the fight against terrorism.
Modi and Xi
Jinping, who did not greet each other after the Galvan clashes of 2020, Modi and Xi Jinping shared the same stage at the SCO Summit for the first time. But they did not greet each other. Didn’t shake hands. In the conference, the left face was treated as if it was a face.
* On the sidelines of the latest conference, Modi met Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran President Ibrahim Raisi separately. Discussed with them on the strengthening of bilateral relations.
* It was decided to grant SCO permanent membership to Belarus and Iran.
* Uzbekistan handed over the presidency of SCO to India on rotation basis. The next summit of this alliance will be held in our country next year