PM Modi at SCO Summit, says 'Radicalization is a big challenge'
The Prime Minister said that the 20th anniversary of the SCO is also an occasion to think about the future of this organization. The growing cause of these problems is radicalization.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit meeting via video conferencing. During his address, he congratulated the people of Tajikistan on the thirtieth festival of independence.
PM Modi in SCO Meet:
He said that this year we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of SCO. The good thing is that new people are also joining this organization. The addition of new partners will make the SCO more credible. PM Modi welcomed the three new dialogue partners - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar - on the occasion.
Radicalism a challenge, time to think about the future:
The Prime Minister said that the 20th anniversary of the SCO is also an occasion to think about the future of this organization. The growing cause of these problems is radicalization. Recent events in Afghanistan have made this challenge more apparent. SCO should take initiative on this issue. If we look at the history, then the region of Central Asia has been a stronghold of progressive culture and values. Traditions like Sufism flourished here over the centuries and spread throughout the region and the world. We can still see their image in the cultural heritage of this region.
The PM said, "For this heritage of Central Asia, the SCO should create a common template to fight extremism. In India and in almost all the countries of the SCO, there are liberal, tolerant and inclusive institutions and traditions associated with Islam. SCO Work should be done to develop a strong network between them. In this context, I appreciate the useful work being done by the RATS mechanism of SCO."
During the address, Modi said, "The 20th anniversary of the SCO is also an appropriate occasion to think about the future of this institution. I believe that the biggest challenges in this area come from the trust deficit. Related.
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The PM said, "Fighting radicalization is necessary for regional security and mutual interests. It is also necessary for our youth. We have to lead our talented youth towards rational thinking.
We will develop an open source technology with SCO partners." Will be happy to share and organize capacity building. The economic potential of this region has also been left untapped due to radicalization and insecurity. Be it mineral wealth or something else we have to focus on increasing connectivity. Central Asia for connectivity forever It has been popular. India is committed to enhance connectivity with Central Asia. We believe that landlocked Central Asian countries can benefit immensely by connecting with India's vast market."
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