In favor of India, Russia found out that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) forum does not discuss bilateral problems. Developments occur after Pakistan’s virtual meeting to boost matters between India and Pakistan.
The Russia Deputy Envoy to Delhi, Roman N Babushkin, replied to a WION query and wrote, ‘It is a feature of the SCO charter and the fundamental documents that are intended to prevent the bilateral problem from entering the agenda.’
“The SCO’s importance is to resolve regional problems, foster diplomatic, financial, humanitarian relations among the Member States in order to sustain their vitality…we will not intervene in bilateral India and Pakistan issues…our position remains coherent and unchanged.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also raised the issue earlier this week at the SCO Head of State Conference. He said It is sad there have been many efforts to make bilateral problems an unwanted part of the SCO agenda. This represents a breach of the Charter and the Spirit of Shanghai.”
A number of SCO meetings were held in the run-up to the interactive summit. The NSA in Pakistan placed a map of Pakistan on the virtual meeting, which breached India’s territorial sovereignty, which gave New Delhi intense reactions.
The SCO is a collective of 8 nations, namely India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.