India attaches special importance to SCO : PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India attaches special importance to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in promoting multilateral, political, security, economic and people-to-people interaction in the region. On his departure statement, he said that he is visiting Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) on June 13 and 14, to attend the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO.

“We attach special importance to SCO India has actively participated in various SCO dialogue mechanisms since its full membership of SCO two years ago. We have extended full cooperation to the Chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic over the past year”, he said.

According to Prime Minister Modi, the Summit is expected to discuss the global security situation, multilateral economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges and topical issues of international and regional importance. On the sidelines of the Summit, he said that he is planning to meet several leaders bilaterally.

On the invitation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, he said that he will also be on an official bilateral visit to the Kyrgyz Republic on Juny 14, after conclusion of the SCO Summit.

India and the Kyrgyz Republic, bound by historical and civilizational links, share traditionally warm and friendly relations. In recent times, our relations have expanded in several areas of bilateral engagement, including defence, security, trade and investment, he added.

Apart from our discussions on the entire range of bilateral cooperation, President Jeenbekov and PM Modi will jointly address the first meeting of India-Kyrgyz Business Forum. He expresses confidence that his visit to the Kyrgyz Republic will further strengthen and consolidate our cooperation with the SCO member countries and with the Kyrgyz Republic.

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