PM Narendra Modi calls for transit access among SCO nations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon SCO member-states to give transit access to each other and pitched for boosting connectivity for ensuring resilient supply chains for the region.
In his address at the SCO summit in this historic city, Modi said India’s economy is expected to grow at 7.5 per cent this year, which would be the highest among the world’s major economies.
Modi said there is a need for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to develop reliable, resilient and diversified supply chains in the region in the backdrop of disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis.
Modi’s call for providing transit access comes amid Pakistan’s reluctance to give India such facilities for sending goods to war-torn Afghanistan.