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NEW DELHI: Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strictly adhere to the principles of international law, respect each other’s overeignty and territorial integrity, External Affairs MinisterS Jaishankar said on October 26.
Jaishankar’s remarks came as he addressed the 22nd session of the Council of Heads of Government of SCO at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
“SCO should work together to promote stability and prosperity in the region by strictly adhering to the principles of international law, respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other and encouraging economic cooperation,” he said in his address. In this context, the centrality of the interests of Central Asian states plays a key role, he said.
Beijing is investing billions of dollars in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan. India has protested against the projects in Pakistan as it is being laid through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
He said India shares deep civilisational ties with the people of the SCO region. Currently, the SCO countries include India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.