New Delhi: Speaking at SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon SCO members to give transit access for boosting connectivity and to ensure resilient supply chains for the region.
“There is a need for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to develop reliable, resilient and diversified supply chains in the region in the backdrop of disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis,” PM said.
He also said that India’s economy is expected to grow at 7.5 per cent this year, which will be the highest among the world’s major economies.
Modi’s call for providing transit access comes amid Pakistan’s reluctance to give India such facilities for sending goods to war-torn Afghanistan.
The covid pandemic and the Ukraine crisis have caused many disruptions in global supply chains, which resulted in unprecedented energy and food crises,” he said, adding that the SCO should strive to develop reliable, resilient and diversified supply chains to boost connectivity in the region,” he said.
The PM also said that the government is making progress in making India a manufacturing hub.
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