SOCHI: The member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization have expressed the determination to shape the organization into the most effective forum under the umbrella of common goals of closely knitted road, rail, and communication networks crossing huge swathes of South Asia, Central Asia up to Europe.
In a joint communiqué, the 16th Meeting of the Heads of Government Council agreed on specific measures to enhance cooperation in diverse sectors.
They noted that it is particularly important to build a multipolar and fair world order that will be based on international law, mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation.
The delegation heads expressed a common understanding of the fact that all participants of international economic relations must have equal opportunities.
They also emphasized that one of the SCO’s priorities is to improve people’s wellbeing and living standards.
In this context, they spoke out for consistent implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals by strengthening cooperation in trade, production, energy, transport, investment, agriculture, telecommunications and other sectors of mutual interest.
The heads of government of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan confirmed their support of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative. –Samaa/app
Story first published: 2nd December 2017