Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for the united efforts from the global community to eliminate the terrorism from its root.
Addressing the plenary session of SCO Summit at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan today, Mr Modi said that all humanitarian forces should have to unite to counter the terrorism. He said that we should make our society free from terrorism. Prime Minister Modi also called for International conference against terrorism.
He said that nations supporting, promoting and funding terrorism should be held responsible and made accountable for their actions. Mr Modi also said that terrorism and drug trafficking should not be seen as a separate menace. Referring to the gruesome terror attack in Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister said that terrorism is taking the lives of innocent people daily. Mr Modi said that peace is the utmost necessary in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Modi emphasised on sharing India's expertise in health care and telemedicine with member countries. He also emphasized on people to people contact and health care services among the member countries. Giving HEALTH formula to members’ countries of the SCO, Mr Modi said that multilateral trade is the need of the hour. Mr Modi said that India has set up a helpline for the tourist of SCO countries.
Referring to energy security and global warming, Mr Modi said that India is committed to tackling the issue of global warming. AIR correspondent reports that member countries of SCO have signed a series of agreements at the plenary session of the summit.
Earlier, the Prime Minister had a pull-aside meeting with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on the sidelines of SCO Summit. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that the two countries share the common goals of development and cooperation in the region. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral talks with Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Iran.
Mr Modi reached Bishkek yesterday to attend the two-day summit. He held bilateral talks with Presidents of China, Russia and Afghanistan. This is Mr Modi's first multi-lateral summit after his re-election as the Prime Minister. SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a bilateral meeting with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbey Jeenbekov. A number of agreements in different sectors likely to be signed with Kyrgyzstan later today. (AIR NEWS)