All SCO member states appreciated India hosting first SCO Heads of Government meeting: China

By The Hindu

China on Wednesday complimented India for hosting the Heads of Government meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) for the first time, saying all member states spoke highly of the outcomes reached and appreciated India for organising the conference.

This is the first-time India hosted the SCO Heads of Government meeting after it joined the eight-member grouping in 2017. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday attended the virtual meeting of the bloc which was also addressed by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

“All parties spoke highly of the outcomes reached and appreciated India hosting this meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing while replying to a question on India hosting its first SCO Heads of Government meeting and its outcome.

“India for the first time hosted the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government. It was held through video link and leaders talked about how to implement the various summit outcomes and talked about how to enhance cooperation in a host of areas and reached many consensuses,” she said.

“China stands ready to work with India and other members to coordinate and communicate and work together to elevate the SCO and open up another decade of development and cooperation of SCO,” she said.

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