India welcomes Iran’s entry, FM Jaishankar discusses Indian response to Afghanistan Food Crisis at SCO

Posted by Ankit Sharma | Jul 29, 2022
S Jaishankar

While attending SCO’s Foreign Minister’s meet in Tashkent, Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar highlighted the importance of joint efforts in confronting global and regional challenges and expanding the forum.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organization. There are 8 member states, 6 observer states, and 6 dialogue partners in SCO.

SCO has organized a Foreign Ministers meeting in Tashkent on Friday.

While attending the SCO’s Foreign Minister’s meet, S Jaishankar said, “Iran’s entry into the SCO will strengthen the forum’s influence on the world market. The SCO members will have the opportunity to use the facilities of the Chabahar port in Iran.”

He also spoke on the Afghanistan crisis and said that the SCO must combat the hunger crisis in the war-torn nation. He also highlighted that India extended humanitarian support to Afghanistan against the hunger and food crisis.

He further said that India has been helping Afghanistan in every aspect. We have already delivered 40,000 tons of wheat, 5 lakh doses of vaccines, as well as clothing and emergency supplies to the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul.

Uzbekistan president Shavkat Mirziyoyev received all the attendees at the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Tashkent.

This is the first time when Bilawal Bhutto will share the same platform with S Jaishankar in person after the deposition of Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

FM Jaishankar said in a tweet, “Began my SCO visit with a bilateral meeting with DPM and FM Mukhtar Tileuberdi of Kazakhstan. We recognized the progress made since our last meeting in New Delhi in December 2021. The current situation calls for stronger Indo-Kazakh cooperation across all domains.”

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