In a virtual address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for developing a template. This template should effectively tackle radicalism and extremism.
PM Modi said that the biggest hurdle today, before mankind, is related to a lack of peace, security, and trust. And Recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge more clear, added Modi.
Watch PM Modi’s full speech at the SCO Summit: ‘Events in Afghanistan Prove Radicalisation an Issue’: PM Modi’s 6-min Speech at SCO Summit
Increasing radicalisation is a root cause of many problems, and recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge clear, said PM Modi at the SCO summit.
Peace, security and trust deficit are the biggest challenges for the SCO as these have intensified radicalisation while leading the Indian delegation virtually at the annual summit on Friday. He added that the recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge clear.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar earlier in the day met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and discussed the border row with him on the sidelines of the summit. While PM Modi joined the meeting via video link, Jaishankar is in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe.
According to the strong sources, PM Modi is unlikely to name Taliban in his statement — in keeping with India’s statements on Afghanistan at UNSC and also UN Human Rights Council. India has decided to wait and watch if the Taliban walk the talk. Afghanistan is an observer in the SCO.
The SCO and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) comprising Russia and the Central Asian states will hold a joint summit meeting on Afghanistan.