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Ambassador Mikhail Kasko says grateful to the Indian side for supporting Belarus in becoming a full member of SCO


Ambassador of Belarus to India Mikhail Kasko thanked India for supporting Belarus in becoming a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and stressed readiness for active cooperation within the SCO dimension.

Expressing confidence, the envoy said that Belarus, as a full member of the bloc, will significantly enhance interaction in political, economic, trade, scientific, cultural and other areas of SCO activities.

Speaking to ANI, the Belarusian Ambassador said, “We are grateful to the Indian side for its support to the Republic of Belarus to become a full member of the SCO. Belarus is already at the finish line in terms of joining the SCO. We ratified the memorandum, joined all international treaties within the organization and are ready for active joint work within the SCO dimension.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent intergovernmental international organization established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (PRC) by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

In response to the question about India’s support for Belarus’s application for full membership in the SCO, he said that the Republic of Belarus, being in a strategically important geographical position, is ready to contribute to the development of SCO cooperation. . Using its experience in the fields of economics and security, transit, industrial and scientific capacity, peacekeeping and multilateral diplomacy.

As part of the initiative, SCO countries are expected to utilize Belarus’s capabilities as a country with a traditionally strong and efficient agricultural sector, high-tech production, a strong intellectual base and agricultural engineering to preserve and strengthen food, nuclear Are invited to do. and cyber security of countries in the Eurasian region,” Casco said.

Furthermore, the envoy also highlighted various initiatives within the SCO focusing on food security, common transport and logistics development, scientific and technological cooperation and strengthening humanitarian ties.

The envoy expressed confidence that Belarus, as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, will make a great contribution to enhancing the political, economic, trade, scientific, cultural and other aspects of SCO activities.

“We are confident that, as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Republic of Belarus will make a significant contribution to strengthening and enhancing the political, economic, trade, scientific, cultural interaction and other areas of SCO activities.” Belarusian ambassador told ANI

The envoy also highlighted regional cooperation between India and Belarus, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the United Nations (UN).

The envoy said, “Traditionally Belarus takes an active part in the activities of the United Nations and other international organizations, taking positions and initiatives that offer a cohesive agenda to all members of the international community, promoting dialogue and Helps bridge dividing lines.”

“Indissoluble common goals, interests and values ​​allow our countries to interact constructively in the international arena. The positions of Belarus and India are similar or identical on key issues of international peace and security, approaches to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as on decisions at major international summits, conferences and other fora. Both countries call for effective solutions to current global and regional problems that serve the interests of the entire international community,” he said.

The envoy also expressed Belarus’s interest in strengthening relations with India and appreciated India’s consistent support for Belarus’s position in the international arena and assured mutual support.

“We are interested in strengthening ties with India in international organizations to ensure efficient resolution of global challenges such as food and energy security, financial instability and climate change. We are grateful to the Indian side for its continued support of our position in the international arena and always respond to the Indian side in the same way,” he said.

Earlier, in March, Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Alenik also thanked India for supporting its application for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), emphasizing on a “just, fair and multi-polar world order”. Had given.

Alenik was on a three-day visit to India from March 11-13, during which he also held a meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

The Foreign Minister of Belarus appreciated the fact that India was the first country to ratify the memorandum on Belarus’s accession to the SCO. He said the two leaders also discussed Belarus’s BRICS membership.



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