Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Stop Linking Terror To Religion, Says Sushma Swaraj At SCO Summit

Terrorism can’t shouldn’t be linked with any religion Swaraj Stop Linking Terror To Religion, Says Sushma Swaraj At SCO Summit
Faye Gross | 03 December, 2017, 01:16

The meeting was the first of its kind after a membership expansion in June to include India and Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here on Thursday to participate in the 16th meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj focused on terrorism at the SCO summit in Russia's Sochi demanding a better intelligence sharing mechanism among member countries of the security grouping even as she said that terrorism could not be associated with any religion or ethnic group, dedia reports said on Saturday.

Russian Federation hopes that the SCO work will "contribute to efficient cooperation on an extended platform of national strategies of development and integration initiatives".

The prime minister along with his other SCO counterparts will participate in the SCO retreat being hosted by Russian PM Medvedev.

Trump renews barb at North Korean leader; Russian Federation accuses U.S. of provocation
The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, denies any such intention. Vassily Nebenzia told an emergency meeting of the U.N.


Pakistan, along with India, in June became full member of the SCO.

"Pakistan is fully cognisant of the threats posed by terrorism, separatism and extremism to the regional and global economic development", he stressed while reminding the forum about Pakistan's ongoing struggle against ideological extremism.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev made an announcement in this regard after signing of documents by the founding members - including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping - at the conclusion of 17th SCO summit.

Government leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries pledged to enhance cooperation to battle economic challenges here on Friday.

The heads of government of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan confirmed their support of China's One Belt and One Road Initiative.

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