SAMARKAND, 16 September (BelTA) - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization should make efforts to develop reliable supply chains in the region, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he addressed a meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council in Samarkand on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
The Indian leader noted that his country stands for expanding cooperation and building confidence among the SCO member States. Narendra Modi stated that the past pandemic and other events in the world, including the crisis in Ukraine, disrupted the logistics supply chains of goods and gave rise to the energy and food crisis.
"The SCO needs to make efforts to develop reliable supply chains in the region. This requires improved communication between countries. It is also equally important to continue working with each other, granting rights for transit," he said.
Narendra Modi also emphasized that the world is facing another serious challenge, which is food security. He put forward a number of practical proposals to solve this problem in the SCO region.