India stresses peace and cooperation at SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Kazakhstan

India stresses peace and cooperation at SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Kazakhstan

At the meeting, Giridhar Aramane reaffirmed India’s unwavering dedication to preserving peace, stability, and security within the SCO region.

New Delhi: Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane joined his counterparts from Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states in Kazakhstan capital, Astana for a pivotal Defence Ministers’ meeting on Friday, the Ministry of Defence said in an official press statement.

During the gathering, a significant protocol was signed, underscoring the collective commitment of all SCO members towards fostering peace and cooperation in the region.

The meeting culminated in a Joint Communique, highlighting key agreements and initiatives, notably the embrace of the ethos of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, drawing inspiration from the timeless Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

At the meeting, Giridhar Aramane reaffirmed India’s unwavering dedication to preserving peace, stability, and security within the SCO region.

In his address, he stressed the imperative of adopting a zero-tolerance stance against terrorism in all its manifestations, recognizing it as a pivotal prerequisite for the prosperity and development of SCO member states.

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